Former Google Employee Engineering His Own A.I. Religion

The present continues to take inspiration from science-fiction author Isaac Asimov’s visions of the future. In “The Last Question,” Asimov conceived of an artificial intelligence project known as Multivac. Its purpose was to solve for the inevitable heat death of the universe, but in the end, it becomes that answer.

Levandowski seems to have taken that story very closely to heart. His newly founded Way of the Future organization, whose filings were first uncovered by Wired, exists to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.”

Yes, you read that right. To quote Wired’s Mark Harris, “God is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger.” At least, that is the plan.

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  • Editor

    Let’s see if he’s read Dianetics and starts asking for money.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    There is huge insight into atheism here for anyone that wants to look.
    They aren’t mad at God per say, they are mad at him for (in their minds) NOT existing.
    They will create their own God.
    If no God really exists, then we will get one thrust upon us.
    If God does exist, then they are utterly screwed.

    “You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected–even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.”
    Exodus 20:5

    But really, for these people, they really need to read ALL of Exodus. It says GOBS about this sort of stuff, and none of it ends well.

  • ECM

    I read this book already–it’s entitled “Tax Dodges for Dummies”.