Virtual Children To Help Combat Overpopulation
Yesterday, I reviewed the claims of Google engineer Blake Lemoine, who is convinced an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot program called LaMDA has achieved sentience, or self aware consciousness.1
Mere days before Lemoine set the internet on fire with discussions about the possibility or impossibility of AI singularity, another AI expert made the news with the prediction that virtual children could one day become commonplace. Come to think of it, it’s almost as if the news were rolled out by an AI running a predictive programming algorithm. The Daily Mail reports:2
“Virtual children that play with you, cuddle you, and even look like you will be commonplace in 50 years, and could help to combat overpopulation, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed.
These computer-generated offspring will only exist in the immersive digital world known as the ‘metaverse,’ which is accessed using virtual reality technology such as a headset to make a user feel as if they’re face-to-face with the child. They will cost next to nothing to bring up, as they will require minimal resources, according to Catriona Campbell, one of the UK’s leading authorities on AI and emerging technologies.
In her new book, ‘AI by Design: A Plan For Living With Artificial Intelligence,’ she argues that concerns about overpopulation will prompt society to embrace digital children.
‘Virtual children may seem like a giant leap from where we are now, but within 50 years technology will have advanced to such an extent that babies which exist in the metaverse are indistinct from those in the real world,’ she writes. ‘As the metaverse evolves, I can see virtual children becoming an accepted and fully embraced part of society in much of the developed world’ …
Ms Campbell believes that people will one day be able to use high-tech gloves that are able to deliver tactile feedback to replicate physical sensations. This would allow someone to cuddle, feed and play with their digital offspring as though it were a real child.”
It wouldn’t be exactly true to life, however, as parents would have the ability to choose the rate at which their digital offspring grows up. So, those who enjoy the baby stage, for example, could keep the child in perpetual babyhood, forgoing all the experiences that go along with maturing through the teen years into adulthood.
There’s already a proof of concept for this idea. “BabyX”3 is a digital experiment created by a New Zealand-based company called Soul Machines, several years ago. The idea behind it was to facilitate acceptance of AI by humanizing it. Soul Machines explains it this way:4
“By combining models of physiology, cognition and emotion with advanced lifelike CGI, we set out to create a new form of biologically inspired AI. BabyX was our first developmental prototype designed as both a stand-alone research project and as an expandable base to feed into commercial computer agents.
She enables us to explore human cooperation with machines and the foundations for creating a digital consciousness. BabyX was designed for research and ‘she’ allows Soul Machines to not only explore the models of human behavior but also to create autonomous digital beings.
BabyX provides a foundation from which we learn, experiment and continue to develop the world’s first end-to-end solution for dynamically creating, teaching, managing and deploying Digital People.”
The Transhumanist Agenda
By now, many have started realizing that climate change, overpopulation, transhumanism and the digitization of human life are all part and parcel of The Great Reset agenda, which will not be complete until humanity is enslaved to the unelected few who will run the world through algorithms and AI.
According to the technocratic cabal that has set the course for mankind over the last several decades, overpopulation is responsible for climate change,5 so to save the planet, we have to reduce and manage the population size. One way of doing this is to transition into a digital environment, the metaverse, where no actual physical resources are being used up.
On the extreme end of the transhumanist spectrum, you have people who believe we will eventually be able to upload our minds into a computer or synthetic avatar.6 We still don’t know if this is possible, and it seems highly unlikely, considering there’s more to a human than their physical brain and neuronal network. Your “mind” and “soul,” your actual “being,” is not localized in your brain tissue.
Transhumanism doesn’t acknowledge the reality of nonlocal mind or soul, however, choosing instead to view the human being as nothing more than a physical platform7 that can be altered and augmented in any number of ways, equipped with a reproducible neural network that allows for thinking and intelligence given the correct electrical impulses and neural connections.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab wants to create a world in which humans are connected to the cloud, able to access the internet through their brains. This is what the Fourth Industrial Revolution8 is all about — the merger of man and machine. This is how we know, without a doubt, that transhumanism is part of The Great Reset.
Of course, being connected to the cloud also means that your brain would be accessible to people who might like to tinker with your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behavior,9 and that too is part of the plan. They absolutely want to be able to control your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviors, from the inside.10
Transhumanism also involves the selective breeding of physical bodies, using artificial wombs rather than human beings. Already, Chinese scientists have used CRISPR technology to create the first ge
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