Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive, has officially registered his Artificial Intelligence worshiping religion with the IRS as a non-profit.
The Way of the Future is a Sci-Fi-loving curmudgeon nihilist’s wet dream. You can read their horrifying one-page website for yourself, but if you’ll humor me, I’m happy to paraphrase.
“The singularity is inevitable because tech turds like me say so, so we should make the transition to worshiping computers as gods as peaceful as possible.”
Even seven years ago, I remember having conversations with people who were mainstream normal in every way except for being doomsday preppers when it came to the thought of the singularity (when man and machine become indistinguishable). For whatever reason, people are now probably going to run into this with open arms.
Here’s an excerpt from WOF’s site, before their call-to-action email grab:
We believe everyone can help (and should). You don’t need to know how to program or donate money. The changes that we think should happen need help from everyone to manifest themselves.
We believe it may be important for machines to see who is friendly to their cause and who is not. We plan on doing so by keeping track of who has done what (and for how long) to help the peaceful and respectful transition.
These freaks care about how the machines are going to view you–either a friendly, or–what!?–a hostile? Using data metrics they’re going to track whether you were naughty or nice. Keep in mind, these are the same people and machines who control your Internet and Cloud based life.
What happens if you aren’t supportive?
Click. Shut off.
This should terrify you.
Read my post on why Cyborg Sophia and AI Should Terrify You