Welcome To Life After Death: 2052 A.D.

English: ANgel_F, the child artificial intelli...

English: ANgel_F, the child artificial intelligence son of Derrick re Kerckhove and the Biodoll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Hello, and welcome to Life.
We regret to inform you that your previous existence ended on January 14, 2052…’

We found an interesting, albeit slightly off-putting, video snippet via “Upworthy” this morning. CJ having had only one cup of her morning coffee down, snapped to life as though she’d drunk the entire pot upon conclusion of the clip.

Previous existence? Ended, ahhh, but no worries, friend! Look here, we have a backup copy on the cloud, all one needs now is to decide on which plan to go with…we’ll have you up and running in a few moments. Just like plug-and-play software, like a system restore…accept the term and conditions and you’ll be all set…holy hard drives, Batman!

WHAT!?

She rushed off to find out more about this proposed concept of  ‘the singularity.’

I however, am a mouse, and I rushed off to sneak something to nibble on before she got back…

lemmling_Cartoon_mouse_on_top_of_a_cheese

CJ returned with a Wiki snippet explaining the odd concept:

The technological singularity, or simply the singularity, is a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization, and perhaps human nature.[1] Since the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence (akin to a gravitational singularity) beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable.
Moore's Law, The Fifth Paradigm.

Moore’s Law, The Fifth Paradigm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
 
 
"The Singularity is Near" by Raymond...

“The Singularity is Near” by Raymond Kurzweil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
Raymond Kurzweil, an American academicand author.

Raymond Kurzweil, an American academic and author. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
 

Does that mean mice, too?

I hope not, for my own sake. One lifetime is quite enough, thanks. I plan to live my simple life out, with care and hopefully, some purpose, and then when it’s time: to do as all living organisms must do…return to the earth. BUT, not anytime soon, mind you…humans are fixated, it seems, on their hopeful immortality and eternal youth. Mice aren’t. Hey, but the humans sure are quick to snatch a mouse up and inject it full of anti-aging youth juice!

Thankfully I only have one or two clear and present dangers to be wary of: Chester the Cat and those guillotines out in the front parlor. CJ is tasked with keeping Mr. B assured that the house is mouse-free.  cropped-mousecringe.jpg

Fellow blogger, even if a little out there and edgy with some of his observations,  RobPop at http://humansareweird.com, may have it right indeed:

Humans Are Weird. Blavatar

C J  would be 88 years old when the so-called super-artificial intelligence age kicks in. As long as she continues to suck on those cancer sticks, though, I wouldn’t bet on it!

So weird they’ll do anything to get around that idea that they should have to wither up and die at some point? Weird- scared. Weird-death-phobic.  We aren’t sure.

A guy named Tom Scott created this video and has a channel over on You Tube — http://tomscott.com – Or: what you see when you die.

We want to know how you feel about it after you see this!

©C.S. Thompson, 2013-14.

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2 Responses to “Welcome To Life After Death: 2052 A.D.”

  1. Man is good at predicting his own doom and then going out of his way to create it. There will be a day when AI exceeds us in intelligence, the way people work towards it makes it inevitable. The problem is once achieved we always give it to the wrong people, politicians and the military. Or the mega rich buy it to make themselves mega richer.
    I’ll be long dead before we start transplanting our memories into newly cloned or created bodies. The planet couldn’t survive if we all lived forever, we’d have to stop having children.
    It would be nice if someone created machines that could produce enough to keep every country fed and make it that we didn’t have to work people into the ground before retirement by making sure we don’t need money and jobs after say 60. Maybe a super brain could ensure humans looked after each other and lived in harmony.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxxx

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    • We couldn’t have agreed with you more!! You hit our sentiments, “spot on” as they say.
      I try not to wonder too much about those things because then I might start to become fearful and anxious as to what the future holds in store for my grandbabies…and I don’t have time to sit around doing the hand-wringing about that which I will have no control over. Lol! Always the worrier, that’s me. I, too, will be in the ground and all but forgotten when the robots take over the planet.XXXX CJ XXXX

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