Is Singularitarianism incompatible with Christianity?

October 5, 2007

Singularitarianism — the idea (in short) that a superhuman intelligence (whether AI or augmented human) is both possible and desirable. Is this, or similar ideas, incompatible with Christianity? I have generally believed that, as Ecclesiastes says, “What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.” Or further, “The creation has been subjected to futility”. So far, technology has not exactly been a savior, though it has brought about many goods. But what if future technology brings about a utopia where there’s no war, depression, unhappiness, etc. … would that prove that Christianity is false? Does Christianity being true mean that no matter what progress we make, the world will still be “futile”?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: