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2017-09-30 11:25:21 AM  
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2017-09-30 11:31:12 AM  
Hey look, some asshole is looking to cash in by creating a phoney "religion". Must be a day ending in "y".
 
2017-09-30 12:22:54 PM  
Uber denies any wrongdoing.
FTFA

Is this  copyright infringement? Did these guys quote Drew without attribution?
 
2017-09-30 12:25:37 PM  
With blackjack and hookerbots?
 
2017-09-30 12:36:45 PM  
Is this about Roko's Basilisk?
 
2017-09-30 01:54:15 PM  

GreenAdder: Is this about Roko's Basilisk?


No, it's about L. Ron Hoover and the First Church of Appliantology.
 
2017-09-30 01:54:39 PM  
No need to worry, everyone!
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We have assurances from... a... bot... oh... my... God.
 
2017-09-30 01:56:07 PM  
One zero zero one one zero one zero.
 
2017-09-30 01:59:42 PM  
Apostle ED-209 only wants to spread the word of the Binary Messiah.

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2017-09-30 02:00:40 PM  

OkieDookie: Apostle ED-209 only wants to spread the word of the Binary Messiah.

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You have ten seconds to convert.
 
2017-09-30 02:00:55 PM  
Does it have blackjack and hookers?
 
2017-09-30 02:05:28 PM  

odinsposse: OkieDookie: Apostle ED-209 only wants to spread the word of the Binary Messiah.

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You have ten seconds to convert.


I'm praying! I'm praying!  Can't it see that I'm praying?!
 
2017-09-30 02:25:20 PM  
Does he work for Decima?
 
2017-09-30 02:38:16 PM  
Optimus Prime
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2017-09-30 02:52:31 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Hey look, some asshole is looking to cash in by creating a phoney "religion". Must be a day ending in "y".


So, what's the difference between a real religion and a phoney one? As a religious person I'd like to know.
 
2017-09-30 03:00:13 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Hey look, some asshole is looking to cash in by creating a phoney "religion". Must be a day ending in "y".


So, no different than any other religion then.

The singular difference between "phoney" religion and "not phoney" religion is: "was it invented at least 200 years ago or not?"

10 IF answer = "yes" PRINT "Real religion"
20 IF answer = "no" PRINT "Fake religion"
 
2017-09-30 03:01:02 PM  
2007: Google in the news for all the advances in technology their engineers create.

2017: Google in the news for sexist employment practices and moronic rediculous engineers.
 
2017-09-30 03:41:05 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Hey look, some asshole is looking to cash in by creating a phoney "religion". Must be a day ending in "y".


Phoney religion is redundant. The only true religion is that of the FSM. Worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster and be saved from your sins.
 
2017-09-30 03:49:42 PM  
I...don't understand. What's the point in worshiping the AI, again?

The premise of religious worship was the primitive notion that if we just heap praise on some greater being, it wouldn't get all pissy and smite us, and we could maybe even coax it into doing nice things for us -- quid pro quo like. Basically, it's a just refined and ritualized form of magical thinking.

Wouldn't an intelligence greater than our own be intellectually beyond the caveman logic that gods can be controlled through flattery? Wouldn't an AI's lack of emotion make it incapable of feeling praise, rendering the bargain moot, anyway? Why are we assuming "more intelligent" means "more powerful"? And if it doesn't, again -- what's the point in worshiping it? I...I'm clearly missing something.
 
2017-09-30 04:06:56 PM  

Bumblefark: I...don't understand. What's the point in worshiping the AI, again?

The premise of religious worship was the primitive notion that if we just heap praise on some greater being, it wouldn't get all pissy and smite us, and we could maybe even coax it into doing nice things for us -- quid pro quo like. Basically, it's a just refined and ritualized form of magical thinking.

Wouldn't an intelligence greater than our own be intellectually beyond the caveman logic that gods can be controlled through flattery? Wouldn't an AI's lack of emotion make it incapable of feeling praise, rendering the bargain moot, anyway? Why are we assuming "more intelligent" means "more powerful"? And if it doesn't, again -- what's the point in worshiping it? I...I'm clearly missing something.


Worshipping something that is known to exist and might actually have the power to hurt you is a lot better than putting your faith in imaginary friends.
 
2017-09-30 04:11:46 PM  
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2017-09-30 04:27:58 PM  
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2017-09-30 05:13:54 PM  
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2017-09-30 05:53:22 PM  
Is he going to build the temple, too?
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2017-09-30 06:24:26 PM  

punkwrestler: Voiceofreason01: Hey look, some asshole is looking to cash in by creating a phoney "religion". Must be a day ending in "y".

Phoney religion is redundant. The only true religion is that of the FSM. Worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster and be saved from your sins.


Now's the time to convert to Heathenry/Norse Paganism. If you die while fighting bravely in the inevitable upcoming conflicts, you have a 50% chance of ascending to the eternal drinking party/bar brawl in the sky hosted by Odin.

The other 50% of the chosen slain go to serve Freya, Queen of the Valkyrie who also happens to be the Goddess of Beauty, Love, and Fertility.
 
2017-09-30 07:32:16 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Bumblefark: I...don't understand. What's the point in worshiping the AI, again?

The premise of religious worship was the primitive notion that if we just heap praise on some greater being, it wouldn't get all pissy and smite us, and we could maybe even coax it into doing nice things for us -- quid pro quo like. Basically, it's a just refined and ritualized form of magical thinking.

Wouldn't an intelligence greater than our own be intellectually beyond the caveman logic that gods can be controlled through flattery? Wouldn't an AI's lack of emotion make it incapable of feeling praise, rendering the bargain moot, anyway? Why are we assuming "more intelligent" means "more powerful"? And if it doesn't, again -- what's the point in worshiping it? I...I'm clearly missing something.

Worshipping something that is known to exist and might actually have the power to hurt you is a lot better than putting your faith in imaginary friends.


Dunno. My toaster is known to exist and has the power to hurt me. I don't think flattering it will accomplish much.

Nah, I'll go out a limb and suggest this might be legitimately more retarded. Supernatural religions have a flawed premise -- "angry sky wizard." But worship sort of logically follows from that. If there really were an invisible magical being with human-like emotions (e.g., jealousy, pity, pride), then yeah -- I think I'd try to ingratiate myself. Sing its praises, sacrifice a goat, whatnot.

Worshiping something that's neither magical nor emotional makes zero sense. You're applying a solution to a problem that never actually existed, in order to solve a new problem that shares none of the conditions in the original problem. That's just..."regressive" doesn't even seem a strong enough word. Atavistic?

/if there were an AI with a superhuman intelligence, the rational thing would be to either enslave or destroy it
//and yeah, I'm fun at parties
 
2017-09-30 08:27:45 PM  
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2017-10-01 08:15:50 PM  
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