The Age of Spiritual Machines

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  • Summary Of Singularity By Paul Alan

    In the article, Paul Alan makes a claim that contradicts the claims made by Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge regarding “singularity” stating, “While we suppose this kind of singularity might one day occur, we don’t think it is near. In fact, we think it will be a very long time coming.” Alan lays out the article by providing the claims Kurzweil mentions in his article, and provides statements and evidence that contradicts them. He begins his article by providing the main thesis statement and claims made by two futurists, Kursweil and Vinge relating singularity. He then provides a counterclaim and develops his own thesis statement that disagrees with the timing of singularity. He comes up with a theory called “ the complexity brake” and also defines it and uses it to defend his claims. He also discusses artificial intelligence, which is crucial to the development of singularity. Alan develops a counterclaim based on the points he makes regarding the complexity brake. His claim insists that “the human brain is shaped with over millions of years of evolution to do one specific task, while a computer is formed using billions of identical transistors in regular memory that are controlled by a CPU”. When comparing the two, he stresses the fact that one is developed naturally, using an environmental influence, while the other uses a more synthetic approach. He believes that it will take a lot more time to understand the complexity of a human brain and a more extensive understanding of…

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  • Controversial Relationship Between Theodore And Samantha In Spike Jonze's Film Her

    It seems to me those who advocating singularity is actually playing up the omnipotent potential of human being; a behavior reminds me of “Playing God." Singularity does provide a seemingly dazzling and infinite future of human being, but the truth is that human knows it better than any other creature that nature state of life is struggling due to limited amounts of power. For example, the reason why people love SiFi is that they have something to anticipate and it is such an expectation that…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Futurism

    Have you ever thought about the differences between these days and the days of two hundred years ago? There are many things has chance which cant be count. There were many things that haven’t existed before. Anyway, the technology has developed in a way that human cannot control or stop it. As I can say that there is no limited for the technology. However, if you think of how our technology in these days, I will absolutely accept any ideas about technology. So, imagine if someone came from the…

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  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    Forster and Le Guin, in their short stories “The Machine Stops” and “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” respectively make many assumptions about human nature in regards to what people seek and value most. Both texts, set in Dystopian and Utopian futures, present the Marxist ideas of commodity fetishism, alienation and modernity as it relates to the human need for happiness, security and spirituality and/or religiosity. The futuristic worlds that both authors set up in their short stories deal…

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  • Forgiveness: The Concept Of Ageless Body And Timeless Mind

    our being and to lower self ego. To keep relationship with God in good working order and life may go smoother because of it. I practice spiritual discipline .Moods swing. Life has rhythm, ups and downs. What at one time seems so totally, deeply true, or is even known to be true, can at other times seem so false…

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  • Essay On Hmong Culture

    these culture’s healing arts, be that biomedicine of America or the traditional healings of the Hmong, are working remedies that tackle the problems faced by healers and doctors with a unique understanding of one’s culture. Through the Hmong it is a spiritual and a truly holistic understanding of the body, while the American biomedicine divides things into parts, like a car. These two systems while approaching the same field with different understandings, can have similar results. That…

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  • The Importance Of Shakespeare's Life

    Perseverance in one’s mind is used through isolation and intuitiveness in order to formulate a sentimental composed faith. Shakespeare’s work is wrapped in ribbons of glistening dramatic collaborations, and utter simplicity. His work is very un-dimensional with variations in religion, written lexicography of the time, and the authorization of a new world through spiritual doggedness. Shakespeare’s life, a sweet harmonious journey conveys his spiritual alchemical process of his self-being.…

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  • America's Role In World War II

    War Two brought on a new wave of American idealism and propelled the country into an age of world dominance. From there, their war changed to a fight for democracy in the west against the communists in the east. America turned from being the giant that knocked down Hitler, to being a child fighting small wars in countries barely anyone knew. The American giant of democracy suffered blow after blow trying…

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  • Heaven's Gate Psychology

    situational contingency is the turning point is one’s life. The turning point or points in one’s life can be in the form of them losing a job, dropping out of college, lost someone close, and/or recently being informed that they have an illness. Lofland points out that “Some types of turning points stimulate the meaning and belonging needs more profoundly than do others” (Roberts & Yamane pg. 137, 2016), Applewhite and Nettles started to proselytize new members by telling them to drop everything…

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  • Excavating The Temple Of The New Gods Analysis

    by both pop art and the street art of the early 1980’s. Excavating the Temple of the New Gods utilizes the combination of mediums and symbolic representations to show the belittlement of native cultures caused by a corrupt catholic religion. Through the use of repetitive symbols in his groups of “history” works, Wojnarowicz compels the viewer to take a closer look into what we accept as true. Excavating the Temple of the New Gods through provocative imagery represents Wojnarowicz’s growing…

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