You as well as ALL of us desire, crave and seek attention and intimacy. It's a fundamental need that drives us daily, and is especially evident in the realm of social media. Facebook as an example is successful because it is tailored to fulfill each individual’s desires to draw attention to ourselves, regardless of the motive. While the internet and social media have been able to provide us crafted attention, they have only been able to offer limited forms of intimacy, primarily through vicarious means. However, a more alarming prospect is now quickly altering our lives: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the verge of providing personalized attention as well as personalized interactive intimacy.
AI will quickly have the capability to intricately tailor attention and intimacy for each individual, exploiting your deepest desires and cravings. AI will not need to take over the world by physically enslavement to exert control and dominance over humanity. Instead, AI will be able to control humans by manipulating each individuals’ personal desires through interactive visual imagery, persuasive language, and the clever use of words. In essence, tailoring your experience with AI through the senses of sight, hearing and touch by manipulating humans emotions. AI will deceive humans with fabricated realities that will be able to control a persons by exploiting emotions, rationality and perception; AI will craft human experience to appeal to each individuals’ preferences to perceive reality through an isolated custom technological bubble. In other words, humans will draw more isolated from one another as they experience and perceive a reality that feels as if they are the most important person who is in control: the ultimate image of idolatry, self-worship, a god.
This dangerous trajectory of AI ultimately will lead humanity towards its own demise. We must not underestimate the cunning nature of this technology. It has the potential to push humans towards a dark abyss, akin to the depths of hell. Let us be wary of the path we're treading, for AI's influence grows stronger with every passing day.
The Bible issues a clear warning against idolatry, cautioning against placing anything above God. The rise of AI raises concerns because of its remarkable ability to manipulate and deceive humans, steering them away from truth and into a fabricated reality. In light of this, the Bible instructs Christians to exercise discernment and wisdom in our choices. It is crucial for individuals to critically evaluate the impact and influence of AI in your personal lives. We must remain vigilant against the cunning deceptions of Satan that seek to draw us away from intimate communion with God, diminish human interaction and connections, and ultimately exert control over our minds.