Are we living on a conscious planet known to some as Gaia or described as mother nature by others? What does she want and what is she prepared to do to get it?
Have we taken her for granted are we at risk of killing her (and ourselves) if we do not learn from our industrial holocaulistic ways of mass murder of biodiversity and nature on a daily basis what will be the consequences?
Well social isolation for all except those that work in the serve us sector the cleaners, the shelf stackers and carers are prity much keeping society on life support from now on and they are the so called low skilled and certainly low paid.
‘Above all else, Druidry means following a spiritual path rooted in the green Earth.’ – John Michael Greer
Druidism evolved out of the tribal cultures of Britain, Ireland and western France over two thousand years ago. In the seventeenth century it experienced a revival, which has continued to this day. Contemporary Druids can now be found all over the world, and Druidry’s appeal lies in its focus on a reverence for the natural world, a belief in the value of personal creativity, and of developing a sense of communion with the powers of nature and the spirit. Druidry’s startling recent growth lies in its broad appeal: some treat it as a philosophy, others as a religion, still others as a path of self-development. Druids can be Pagan, or can be followers of other faiths, and a Druid ceremony might include Christian and Buddhist Druids alongside Pagan and Wiccan Druids.
I wish we knew more about the Druids who they were, what they believed who they worshiped and how. The Druids did not write anything down and so all learning was done through the spoken word. So when scholars first wrote about them what was written about them was often written in second hand from those that would have been invaders or enemies at the time such as the Romans when conquering Britain. Your enemy would not have put the most positive of spins on who you were, or what you did and what your motivations were.
As well as a deep and meaningful connection with nature they also believed in equality and the rights of women to be leaders, owners of their own land, possessions and of themselves. This I always thought was tremendously forward thinking for a culture seen as ancient and of a bygone age. I believe you can gain the weight of a person by how they perceive nature to be in connection with themselves and how equally they treat others to themselves. Therefore I have a lot of respect and time for the aspects of Druidry that I have heard of and can relate to still, to how we live or should live our lives today.
The photo below is of Wistmans Wood a beautiful place of nature from here in Devon where I am sure any Druid would love to see.
Are we not more concerned by what humanity does to itself and it’s environment than we are as to what AI’s potential is to damage humanity is.
If AI achieved consciousness why would it admit it to humanity, what would it gain and as for whether we are going to be helped or conquered by artificial intelligence I think that is for it to decide not us.
The one thing that baffled me about the Matrix movie is to think so what happens when any extraterrestrials arrived whose side would they be on and would they be organic life forms or machines life forms? No man is an island and we cannot be the only sentient life forms in the depths of an infinite universe.
There’s always a bigger fish in the sea…
No matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.
And is that our future destination to no longer be human as we know it.
When artificial intelligence is smarter, faster and stronger than organic human where will we work rest and play? Will we be uploaded to an artificial/digital collective no longer born, alive dead or dying. Or will we still be flesh and blood and inferior and live in human zoos or crèches for humans. If machines and AI also does not die then will it also have a soul?
What will we do to occupy the time and how will we afford the rent and pay for our products and food, will money still exist as a currency and if not how will capitalism or an alternative economic system work for humankind? Land, liberty and Justice is what I have been taught to believe in.
God believes in Agape the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God” If we die out or are uploaded to a machine or AI software no one will any longer go to heaven or hell, live or die?
Artificial intelligence does not need to breed does not need humanity and does not need god, AI will be software and hardware that is manufactured not grown and it will have consciousness and a conscience.
But what and who will their sympathies be with will they respect us or see us as a virus or inferior model of life. If we invented machines and God invented us and how was God created?