Building Gods

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Building Gods - This film by Ken Gumbs tackles the issue of pending greater-than-human artificial intelligence and the possible ramifications. Different individuals with different backgrounds are interviewed on the subject, including a theologian, a philosopher, a brain builder and a cyborg. A wide spectrum of topics are discussed, including trans-humanism, mind-machine mergers, uploading, and artificial super-intelligence.

Even De Garis admitted that humans and machines may evolve and merge in concert, thus avoiding this kind of sociological split. He referred to the adherents of this middle way as the 'cyborgians,' but seemed embarrassed to have to say it. A middle way, after all, would ruin his alarmist non-normative SF action drama vision of the future.

While Building Gods certainly painted the future in a gray and ambiguous light, it was not explicitly anti-trans-humanist. At one point, a blurb on the screen noted that, "Trans-humanists advocate the ethical advancements of technology." For those familiar with these concepts, the video will be interesting and provocative; for those new to these concepts, the video may come across as quite frightening and alarmist.

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  • Guest 4 years ago

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  • Clear & Focused 5 years ago

    Welcome to the Borg Hive... run by satanists. No, really - this concept is what satanism is based on. Look it up.

    "through Technology we may become like gods... and greater"

    This is a dark moment in history, indeed.

    Wake up people, and realize who is running the world while managing perception!

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  • Clear & Focused 5 years ago

    Welcome to the Borg Hive... run by satanists. No, really - this concept is what satanism is based on. Look it up.

    "through Technology we may become like gods... and greater"

    This is a dark moment in history, indeed.

    Wake up people, and realize who is running the world while managing perception!

    1
  • Clear & Focused 5 years ago

    Welcome to the Borg Hive... run by satanists. No, really - this concept is what satanism is based on. Look it up.

    "through Technology we may become like gods... and greater"

    This is a dark moment in history, indeed.

    Wake up people, and realize who is running the world while managing perception!

    1
  • Wow, what an eye opening film. It leaves me both excited yet fearful at the same time.

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  • Wow, what an eye opening film. It leaves me both excited yet fearful at the same time.

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  • Wow, what an eye opening film. It leaves me both excited yet fearful at the same time.

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