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Fear and Nothingness

Now many psychologists, or successful scientists, successful people, in the face of difficulties or difficulties, will tell a person, do not panic, listen to their own inner voice. But if modern technology tells him that this is a false proposition, how will he react? 


What do you want to be when you grow up, what are your desires and dreams? For a long time, we have never doubted that this kind of thinking comes from the most real thoughts and choices in people's hearts, and no one can influence your thinking. But now science tells you that this is not the case, your desires and dreams can be controlled. 


Many experiments have proved that human desire is not controlled by human consciousness, on the contrary, human consciousness is controlled by desire. In other words, if someone controls your desires, then what you think of as "consciousness" will be controlled. Scientific instruments can not only know what you want to do, but even control what you want to do. 


The scientific community had a mouse experiment in which three electrodes were placed in the mouse's brain and then directed by remote control to control its crawling, retrogression, or any other movement, just like a robotic mouse. Although mice are not quite the same as humans, this consciousness is indeed controllable. Today's medicine, for example, can place a chip in the brain of a depressed person to make the patient happy. 


From this point of view, the human self is broken. A technology reporter once experienced an experiment in which she was in a virtual space in front of a lot of people who wanted to kill her. At first, she panicked and took care of one or two people. But when scientists put a helmet on her, she became very calm and quickly eliminated more than a dozen enemies. 


This feeling fascinated the reporter, who, many days later, was still immersed in a state of high concentration. This kind of helmet, which can be concentrated and distracted, has begun to be used in some learning and combat training. In the future, there may be more such tools that can make homosexuals less interested in the opposite sex, or change a person's dreams. 


Yuval Noah Harari said that in the future, if there is a situation that cannot be decided, do not go to the mountains to meditate, and do not listen to the empty saying of successful people that they "follow their inner thoughts," but through the analysis of the data to really know what you want. In the future, the best understanding of you is not your friends, not your loved ones, not even your partner and yourself, the best understanding of you will be the invisible data.


Literature and art is just a bunch of algorithms?



The advent of artificial intelligence has made many people worry that future jobs will be replaced. For example, a computer that reacts faster than you can replace data analysts and traders, a computer that is calmer than you can prescribe an accurate prescription for a doctor, and a computer that reacts faster than you can replace a data analyst and a trader. Computers know more about you than you do, and computers can write logical articles. 


There is no doubt that many jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future. Then, many people say that perhaps writers and artists will be the focus of training in the future. However, many people may not know that the so-called literature and art is just a bunch of algorithms. Beethoven's symphonies, Monet's paintings, Tolstoy's novels are all available through algorithms. 


Not to mention the article, now a lot of artificial intelligence can write beautiful haiku, many people can not tell whether it is written by pine tail plantain or artificial intelligence. Scientists once conducted an experiment in which two skilled musicians and artificial intelligence played Bach together, and the audience voted that the most similar to Bach was the work played by artificial intelligence. 


What we can also see is that human chess skills can no longer be compared with artificial intelligence. Lee se-dol lost to AlphaGo, Ke Jie lost to Master, and said man-machine war human must lose. So from what can be seen at present, human beings will eventually lose to artificial intelligence and big data in all aspects, all areas are no exception, it is only a matter of time.


People will usher in a new religion: Dataism.



With the emergence of religion, the human world has a new order and moral laws. It not only strengthens the human sense of superiority, but also makes the society appear different levels. 


In the past, we thought that religion is a supernatural phenomenon or God, so that people generally believe in, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Taoism, this is the real religion. 


But some people believe that as long as it is a set of immutable moral laws invented by human beings, it is religion that warns that human beings can benefit as long as they follow such laws. Religion is designed to consolidate the social order that one envisions. 


From this point of view, whether it is the temple before the emergence of Christianity and Buddhism, or humanism after the Industrial Revolution, it is regarded as religion. The temple leads people to believe that as long as you follow God's will, you can be blessed by God. The Christian God, the Islamic Allah, the Buddhist Bodhisattva, all have this function. 


After the industrial revolution, capitalism sprang up, and although everyone believed that the earth was round, God might not exist. The rise of humanism holds that human consciousness is the most important, even more important than God. 


Isn't that a religion? As a matter of fact, so is it. Humanism is a religion that emphasizes people-oriented, that everyone has the freedom of expression, the freedom to yearn for and pursue a better life, and equal rights.


Humanism experienced the prosperity of liberalism in the 19th century, until evolutionary humanism threatened the world, social humanism saved the world, and then at the end of the Cold War, liberalism returned to its dominant position. These are religious iterations. 


To put it more conservatively, there may be technological humanism in the future. Although scientific and technological humanism is still based on humanism, it believes that human experience is the most precious. However, the humanism of science and technology is not concerned with the experience of all people, but will focus more on the experience of "Homo deus". 


The evolution from Homo sapiens to "Homo deus" has become the delusion of some scientific and technological workers. As a result, social inequality will be more intense, faster evolution of people will become the top of the pyramid, they will not be controlled by artificial intelligence, but become the new rulers of the world. Those who fail to catch up with this wave will be demoted and become our current poultry and livestock. In this way, there will be more terrible divisions and inequalities in the human world than folding space.

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