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In the Age of Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil Once the Earth was ensconced by an ocean of nothing a vast wasteland of molecular soup It was the union of these molecules however that soon filled that sea with what we now refer to as life Deep within the single-celled organisms which began to populate the planet was a very basic program which soon learned to replicate itself It then began creating more cells and more still In time the program developed to adjust the full being to its surroundings making small steps from generation to generation It wasnt until several billion years later when beings which functioned on the code were able to figure it out Around the same time these beings began to create technology which was superior to their own code These beings were intelligent and emotional and from that grew the aspiration to function at higher levels Soon their machines grew intelligent and emotional All of a sudden -- relative to the preceding aeon -- the code had been rendered obsolete by the species This examination will explore the arguments contained in Ray Kurzweils book The Age of Spiritual Machines Artificial Intelligence is an emerging topic of debate with every day it appears closer to reality Today machines aid us in many ways from assisting the handicapped to presenting films to writing this paper But as much as computers assist us they are completely dependent on us for guidance ie programming On the flip side computers are no longer just helping us but now are giving us answers to questions we have sought for centuries I will discuss the emerging and established fields of programming and advances and how in the future it might relate to us as spiritual and ethical human beings Most importantly I will hope to answer the question when artificial intelligence comes will we continue to teach and serve computers or will computers teach and serve
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