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Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Robotic Paradox

An individual human brain has limits in its ability to increase its strategic intelligence, knowledge and store of information. Each neuron contributes to part of a neural collective which in turn contributes to a network of pattern recognitions. We could postulate this to mirror a collective of human brains: a diversity of knowledgeable brains on an industrial scale which increases the chances to produce a technological advancement in research and development; leading towards further improvement of the quality of life for humankind when used positively.

A Robot’s AI becomes this industrial brain but its function would still be limited by computer architecture and the programming skills of its creator. A robot could possibly out think an individual in a human collective but further computerized progression will still rely on greater technological know-how of industry with its advancement depending interlocking human and computerised function because advancement becomes to rely on its own invention. If computers and technology breakdown, or incorrectly function, then human society would collapse under infra structural disintegration. Humanity would have to again rely on instinct and basic knowledge and progress until they reach that technological level before the collapse.

It is believed in some quarters that robots will one day simulate a human-being or even replace humankind. We could apply the analogy of evolutionary-progression. Our basic survival and instincts depend upon animal ancestry and this intrinsic property can be further broken down into the behaviour of cell-to-cell communication and continue down to particle interaction. This implies a collective progression reflected by the abstract behaviour of mathematical and physical laws. If robots were to ever simulate humankind then they would have to hold information about what makes us human. Versatile software programmed with human knowledge and self-opinions within adaptive systems would replace an interactive physical information system which depends upon self-organised collectives that progress by chance learning.

As human recognition/awareness is restricted by Unconscious control, this invokes the question about our own Conscious decision making. Evolution has adapted our genetic capabilities into the behaviour of the living breathing world we live on. Traits emerge from the wake of the driving force behind evolution that progress by the factors which cause diversity to prevent a homogenous outcome. Individual and collective wills could be said to be the driving force of basic instinct whose goal is to improve life for the survival of the best quality of life. This perpetual system increases the collective population to increase the chances of progression due to self-organisation (1) which improves the conditions and survival of the group. Diversity increases competition between groups for the purpose of improving the progressed collective’s survival.

How could this be applied to AI behaviour? Robots simulate a theoretical behaviour and in order to succeed humankind they would have to be in competition with us which would ultimately put humanity in peril. At present, humans remain a threat to one another because this causes the diversity needed for the progression of human evolution. Robots would see this as a threat because human diversity would prevent their own advancement because their progression would become a threat to humans. As a result, AI advancement causes this paradox; and the evolution of a central-processing MIND of a robotic collective cannot be detached from humanity’s control. Or could it?

Humanitarian collectives have come to rely on their conceptions: undue fears of a collapsing society without money; war machines have come to protect the influence of conceptions; and economies would collapse without fuel, electrical power and computer systems. In the future, AI will determine human destiny as humanity will come to blindly trust and rely on technological advances for the sake of efficiency and an easier life. But this AI reliance may become as powerful as money. Human behaviour revolves around conceptions which remove ultimate power from humanity and transfers that responsibility to the inanimate conception which implies that robots will eventually dominate humanity.

Technology becomes a simulation of the human Shadow (2) in a similar way gods, of the ancients’ controlled behaviour using metaphorical iconic representation to reflect human traits and expectation. But it was not just gods. Kings were exalted as demigods but modern-day political leaders self-promote themselves to such a vain status as witnessed from ex-communist leaders of the 20th century and dictators who remain abound under 21st century tyrannies. Plato argued that a society will eventually reflect the Shadow of its ruler (3).

Some inanimate objects and invention become integrated into society by giving artificial life to them by way of the Shadow. This insecure trait was founded by the survival mechanism which is revealed though the Shadow. By detaching the Shadow from identifying with an inanimate concept would disable our Unconscious automatic survival instinct from becoming controlled by our conceptions. Relying on basic instinct still remains a human weakness because our evolution has progressed around this protective foundation inherited from animals; all we have done is modified or updated our actions because power of the Unconscious would fear its loss. The Unconscious may override Conscious action to justify retaining basic instinct because the Shadow identifies conception as an extension of its progression and if we lost an important conception the Unconscious could fall back on primeval defence. Before the brain’s cortex began to enlarge, primitive instincts were needed. New neural networks form in the brain around primitive networks implying that basic networks cannot be removed or even psychologically, properly suppressed.

We need to return back to the discussion of old networks becoming incompatible with recent networks which cause Conscious conflictions. Progressive human values mask primitive traits but certain survival traits emerge unconsciously, bypassing any safe-guards to reveal that humans are still weakened by animal traits through emotional reaction; such as those attributed to survival. Emotional conflictions will therefore always arise and the only way to suppress a reaction is to deal intelligently with upcoming scenarios and accept the inevitable consequence without an uncontrollable reaction. Various disciplines are taught through progressive philosophies, religious disciplines and understanding through scientific explanations which have enabled human societies to begin living by way of moral codes and laws. The paradox seems to be though, that the root of conception is seen to be invoked through the Shadow’s influence which if controlled will limit conceptions and humanity’s progression in the form of thought control.  

The only alternative is to influence primitive traits by retraining through knowledge and experience. To achieve this, a new form of belief and conviction based on a spiritual practice may slowly convince humanity about the good and evil of the Shadow within us.


1 see “Synchronicity & Chaos

2 Unconscious primitive networks which are difficult to erase from Conscious life which interfere with our  progression. The Shadow is a link to past inherent traits which we all possess connected through Jung’s archetype Unconscious invocations which can be used either positively or negatively as compared to good or evil intent.

3 “Imperfect Societies”; Book VIII: 544, d-e. Plato – The Republic.