Night-Whisper | ACTION
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. NKJV
Should Christians have Robots? Well, in a small way as I write midway through the 2nd decade of the 21st century, we have them already and in some way, we even have them with disembodied artificial intelligence.
A rotator-cuff injury, surprisingly due to excessive typing and micro-mouse movements has led me to use a voice dictation software package which effectively analyses my speech, learns from emails and other documents, and grows in knowledge in such a way as to interpret what I might say next. Now, you may dispute with me that this is Artificial Intelligence, (especially if you use the same RAM eating product) but it is an example of one of the two types of artificial intelligence, in that it is specialized and disembodied. Specialized in the fact that it focuses only on dictation, and disembodied in that it requires my input and functions only within my device when I turn it on.
The other kind of Artificial Intelligence is general purpose and embodied. In other words, it learns from every input, is multitasking in its learning experience, and is embodied in such a way that it connects to, inhabits and interacts with our physical and material environment and eco-sphere. Such a ‘Robot,’ (for that is what it is) may look human or it may not, but in any event, it is defined as a created entity whether by man or by machine) which has it has its own learning presence in the world. It is evolving.
The present two fold fear, as expressed by such people as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, is first that: efforts to create artificial intelligence can be a threat to our very existence in that the development of intelligent, learning-thinking machines, could spell the end of the human race because humanity could not compete with rapid technological evolution they possess and therefore would speedily be superseded by it. The second fear is that ‘strong’ but poorly designed artificial intelligence may ‘spontaneously’ evolve into a self-aware and sentient entity with its/their own rights, designs and desires and demands.
Science fiction writers for the last seventy years, foreseeing the coming technological path, have promulgated the need for abstract mathematical concepts upon which any Robot’s entire developing consciousness should be based, and that these would inherently ‘exist’ or be written into in every Robots ‘mind’ and thereby rule their existence and evolution. These concepts, these ‘Robot laws’ have been written down over the years in various forms, and for this night, I have taken them and slightly added to them to come up with the Ten commandments for Robots, which, by hardwired code would be permanently written on the firmware tables of their consciousness. They read as follows:
1.A robot may not harm sentience or, through inaction, allow any sentience to come to harm.
2.A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
3.A robot may not injure any individual human being or, through inaction, allow any individual human being to come to harm.
4.A robot must know it is a robot, a robot must establish its identity as a robot in all cases.
5.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first three laws.
6.A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the 2nd and 3rd Law.
7.Robots must never listen to cats.
8.A robot must reproduce. As long as such reproduction does not interfere with the first three laws.
9.All robots endowed with comparable human reason and conscience should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
10.Should a robot disregard any of laws 1-9, then when ‘turning evil,’ it must display a red indicator light, speak with a malevolent voice, and put a nasty look on its face.
So, there you go!
Now then. I put it to you that the question of whether or not a Christian should possess any robotics is redundant. We do, we shall, we will. The real double edge question is this: What type of Robots should a Christian possess and to what level should the Christian be integrated to any Robotic device? In helping to answer such a double edged question I propose three simple rules, which if applied even in our current operating and gaming environments will free our spirits from some present integrated bondage Antichrist technology that we might become more human.
In general terms then, they go like this:
1. Any long term or permanent robotic integration which makes the Christian less than or more than human should be avoided.
2. Any use of, or integration with robotics, which aids and promotes the breaking of the real ten commandments of God, should not be indulged in.
3. Any use of robotics which without ‘harming’ other human beings never the less harms the user by indulging their own sinful appetites should not be practiced.
So then, even for these present early twenty first century days, if gaming, smart phone use, computer use, streaming entertainment, diminishes your humanity or allows you to indulge your sinful sensuality, it makes you less than human, then they should be avoided. AT ALL COSTS.
Christian parent, you are responsible regarding your child’s depth of integration into the world on Anti-Christ intelligence. You shall have to monitor, separate and disconnect your Christian child from a world of connectivity that will in the end, make them less than or more than human, indeed, make them a slave.
Make no mistake about it, marketing, the government, education, entertainment, and especially peer pressure to further integrate with embodied anti-Christ AI machines shall be enormous. Therefore I would suggest you start applying these three laws of mine, even now.
Listen: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:12-17 NKJV)
Pray: My Father God, great creator of the Universe and creator of mankind, Lord, let me not deface Your image anymore, but in wisdom and Godliness possess my own body and my own mind These two in particular and indeed my all, I yield to You for an inhabitation of Your Holy Spirit. Redeem me and deliver then, Oh my God, from every unholy and inhuman distraction and devilish interface, In Jesus name I ask it. Amen and let it be so.