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Collective consciousness to replace God, says Dan Brown

#1  Postby aliihsanasl » Oct 14, 2017 8:48 pm

Collective consciousness to replace God, says Dan Brown

Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan Brown said on Oct. 12.

Brown made the provocative remark at the Frankfurt Book Fair where he was promoting his new novel, “Origin”, the fifth outing for Harvard “symbology” professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of “The Da Vinci Code,” a book that questioned the history of Christianity.

“Origin” was inspired by the question “Will God survive science?,” said Brown, adding that this had never happened in the history of humanity.

“Are we naive today to believe that the gods of the present will survive and be here in a hundred years?” Brown, 53, told a packed news conference.

Set in Spain, “Origin” opens with Langdon arriving at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao for an announcement by a reclusive billionaire futurist that promises to “change the face of science forever”.
Events quickly take an unexpected turn, providing a plot vehicle for Langdon to visit the historic sites of Spain - including Barcelona, capital of the northern region of Catalonia that is now in the grip of a secession crisis.
"If someday my teachings conflict with science, choose science"

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Re: Collective consciousness to replace God, says Dan Brown

#2  Postby Blackadder » Oct 15, 2017 6:42 pm

The thought of being part of a collective concsciousness that might include Trump or those who voted for him, fills me with a sense of horror.
That credulity should be gross in proportion to the ignorance of the mind that it enslaves, is in strict consistency with the principle of human nature. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#3  Postby Arcanyn » Oct 15, 2017 6:51 pm

All will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
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#4  Postby zulumoose » Oct 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Reminds me of an old Star Trek episode (I think from the original series?) where a planet has a group consciousness, and individuals can access it, but can only upload their life experience when they die.

So the story goes Kirk (or whoever the main character in that episode was) gets attached to a girl, and then has the unenviable experience of having everyone thank him for what he has taught them, but the girl is missing, because she killed herself to upload the experience.
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