Our GodBot, Who Art In Cyberspace
Not content with merely being ruled by implacable artificial intelligences, Anthony Levandowski wishes to worship them as well.
In September 2015, the multi-millionaire engineer at the heart of the trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its purpose, according to previously unreported state filings, is nothing less than to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.”
I can't wait.
There are lots of worshipful human(oids) ready to get down on their knees before silicon; I always liked the people of Vaal, from
The Apple a classic Star Trek TOS episode. Skip to 2:00 for Vaal, who hungers! We must serve him.
I'd rather worship science and reason, and for that we have the
Atheon Temple To Science Open For Worship.
I suddenly realized that the
Ghostrider robot motorcycle was one of the projects that Levandowski worked on.
Palmer Eldritch for bringing this story to our attention. Via Wired, which is a surprisingly detailed article well worth reading by those who are fascinated by entrepreneurs and technology.
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