Paul Rolland | Night Watchman Ministries | MbS and the Evil Trinity of Technology.
‘The A.I. Battle of Humanity Has Begun’; AI is the biggest threat to mankind since the Manhattan Project. “There is an “out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no-one – not even their creators – can understand, predict or reliably control”. “Any serious attempt to solve the issues means transnational action.”
Dan Snow Thu, March 30, 2023 at 1:38 PM CDT The Telegraph
New Mexico desert, scientists watched the first test of “the gadget”: a nuclear bomb with a 13lb radioactive core. This was “Trinity”, the climax of the Manhattan Project, one of the most expensive research and development projects ever undertaken. The men who had birthed this atomic weapon watched through protective goggles, shielded in bunkers 10km away from where the gadget had been hoisted up a 100ft tower to mimic the effect of being dropped from a bomber.
After a rain delay, they flicked the switch. The desert sand beneath was instantly turned to glass for hundreds of metres. The observers were overwhelmed by the light and heat. The mountains were illuminated brighter than by any desert sun, the heat was like “being in an oven”. The intensity of the blast stunned even the boffins. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist and lead scientist, remembered later that “a few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent”. He was reminded of Hindu scripture, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
For at least one of the scientists there was a modicum of relief. Enrico Fermi had speculated that there was a chance the atmosphere itself would ignite and incinerate the entire planet. Just weeks later, two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, tested on human flesh rather than desert sand.
I had a less spectacular epiphany this week. At 2pm on Tuesday, I saw pictures of Donald Trump getting arrested, resisting police officers, being manhandled to the ground. They were deeply gratifying but also deep fakes. The product of some hopeful creator who could not wait for the day on which justice does indeed catch up with the orange Caligula.
The nuclear revolution was one of the most transformative technologies ever produced, it gave us the ability to destroy life on this planet. The explosion of AI this year may have a similar impact. It will change everything. We just don’t know how.
Through luck more than judgment the world has avoided further combat use of nuclear warheads. Nuclear arsenals have ballooned. The strength of the weapons vastly increased. In the 1960s, the Soviet Tsar Bomba was tested, producing a yield of 50 megatons, the equivalent of 50 million tons of conventional explosives. That’s 10 over 1,500 times the force of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined. We have been seconds away from accidental detonations at early warning facilities in the US and Russia, which could have easily led to an accidental launch. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, there was a shouting match on one Soviet submarine between officers debating whether to fire a nuclear tipped weapon at harassing US naval ships. Will the same be found true of 21st-century innovation?
My nervousness about the new technology was not soothed by the letter this week signed by an illustrious group of tech titans, including Elon Musk, who begged the AI companies to suspend all research for a period of six months. They tell us that there is an “out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no-one – not even their creators – can understand, predict or reliably control”.
I thought of the striking parallel between these people and the physicists who expressed regret and concern after the birth of the bomb. Albert Einstein, who helped to convince President Roosevelt to set up the Manhattan Project, later said “had I known that the Germans would not succeed in developing an atomic bomb, I would have done nothing”. Leo Szilard first conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction while standing at traffic lights near the British Museum on a rainy day in 1933 and became a committed opponent of nuclear weapons, organising a group of scientists to call for disarmament. “I feel the responsibility,” wrote Szilard, “of having invented something that could be of immense benefit to mankind, and equally of immense detriment to mankind.”
Nonetheless, this week, the Government sallied forth as the tech savants issued their dire warnings. “We need to have rules to make sure it is developed safely,” said science, innovation and technology secretary Michelle Donelan, presumably while casting around for a few planks to block up the stable door, inside which there is no horse.
Worse still, it’s the wrong stable. ChatGPT is American, as is Midjourney, the engine that built those striking pictures of Trump. The other big player? The Chinese Communist Party, who we cannot assume will willingly submit themselves to Ms Donelan’s rules.
Nearly every pressing issue we face – migration, climate, banking instability, Ukraine and now AI – can only be solved by working internationally. National policy might win an election, but any serious attempt to solve the issues means transnational action. Now.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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