The question as it was posed; I recently read an article somewhere that suggested that computers were SheSpeaks.ca becoming so sophisticated that there was a possibility that they could someday replace humans as the dominant force on earth.
This is an excerpt from the article I believe you are referring to in the New York Times questioning whether computers could ever turn on their creators and take over the world. Now this is a great subject for science fiction movies, but now it seems to have worked its way into the mainstream of public debate.
Alarmed by progress and advances in artificial intelligence, a group of computer scientists is debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting with customers on the phone.
Their concern is that further advances could create profound social disruptions and even have dangerous consequences. As examples, the scientists pointed to a number of technologies as diverse as experimental medical systems that interact with patients to simulate empathy, and computer worms and viruses that defy extermination and could thus be said to have reached a “cockroach” stage of machine intelligence.
In time terms, the cockroach has been around for a long time and they certainly are not as loved as computers, but I know those of you who read these articles are evolved enough to understand that they too are creatures and deserve some respect, even though they may be repugnant little buggers to most people, they are loved by other cockroaches. The comparison is noted and understood.
I will now remind you of other articles which I will not list here concerning the existence of consciousness in all matter. This, of course hearkens back to the idea that even the electron, atoms and molecules possess a consciousness, rudimentary when compared to human consciousness, but nevertheless conscious of self in an undifferentiated way. I am not suggesting that atoms are like little people with their own societies and racial histories, yet atoms do possess a knowledge of their past affiliations with physical matter in terms that would be dizzying to the human mind.
It is important to understand this if you are to make any sense of this article. “There is more knowledge of the true nature of the universe in one cell that makes up the structure of the computer’s outer case than there is in the memory bank of the computer itself.” A scientist of some repute not too long ago wrote an article suggesting implanting small computers directly within the human brain or skull and I have no doubt something similar will indeed happen in due time. Now, some people were somewhat dismayed at the possibility of tampering with the natural aspects of any living creature, and it took some time for the true consequences of the altering of the human form to be if not totally accepted, at least tolerated.
Let me explain. The soul or entity seeks experience in as many systems as it can handle. As you should know by now, your soul or entity is infinitely more developed, mature and more of a spiritual powerhouse than even you imagined of your current version of God. The soul/entity seeks as many different kinds of experience that can be made available to it and it creates individual personalities, such as yourself, sending them out into various worlds, planes and systems of reality to act as its emissaries. The soul cannot actualize itself in these systems, since it would simply overwhelm any individual physical form, so it creates identities, many such individual forms to do this instead.
At this time you implant artificial hearts, artificial hips, artificial legs and hands and this in no way affects or diffuses the nature of the human experience and from the viewpoint of the soul, nothing is really lost. So, implanting a computer or computer chip in the skull would in no way compromise the experience either and may actually open up new areas for expansion not available before. The introduction of a computer chip could truly improve human memory to a great degree, but of course, it could not convey the emotional content of the memory being recalled.