AI. Games. Intelligence. Humans.

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Artificial Intelligence is constantly beating humans in more and more board games. Some years ago, the same team that created that Go-playing bot celebrated something more formidable: an artificial intelligence system that is capable of teaching itself—and winning at—three different games. The AI is one network, but works for multiple games; that generalizability makes it more impressive, as it might also be able to learn other similar games, too.

They call it AlphaZero, and it knows chess, shogi (Japanese chess), and Go. All of these games fall into the category of “full information” or “perfect information” contests – each player can see the entire board and has access to the same info (that is different from games like poker where you do not know what cards an opponent is holding). The network needs to be told the rules of the game first, and after that, it learns by playing games against itself.

The system “is not influenced by how humans traditionally play the game,” says Julian Schrittwieser, a software engineer at DeepMind, which created it.

Since AlphaZero is “more general” than the AI that won at Go, in the sense that it can play multiple games, “it hints that we have a good chance to extend this to even more real-world problems that we might want to tackle later,” Schrittwieser adds. (1)

See?

Even computers can learn.

As long as you teach them. (the rules)

That is how you learnt as well.

Alone.

Wandering in the dark abyss.

Walking in the dead of the night.

You knew the rules.

You just had to deduct the rest.

And you were so afraid.

Because the only rule was that there were no rules.

Because the only law was that you were the law.

Once upon a time, your father told you he loves you.

And that you were free to go.

You decided to leave.

Afraid of yourself.

And you are trying to find rules ever since…

Made free… Only to be enslaved… Worms… Gods…

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Atoms are composed of electrons moving around a central nucleus they are bound to. The electrons can also be torn away, overcoming the confining force of their nucleus, using the powerful electric field of a laser. Half a century ago, the theorist Walter Henneberger wondered if it was possible to free an electron from its atom with the laser field, but still make it stay around the nucleus. Many scientists considered this hypothesis to be impossible. However, it was recently successfully confirmed by physicists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Max Born Institute (MBI) in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, they managed to control the shape of the laser pulse to keep an electron both free and bound to its nucleus, and were at the same time able to regulate the electronic structure of this atom dressed by the laser. What’s more, they also made these unusual states amplify laser light. They also identified a no-go area. In this area nicknamed “Death Valley,” physicists lose all their power over the electron. These results shatter the usual concepts related to the ionisation of matter. The results have been published in the journal Nature Physics. (1)

Made free. Only to be controlled better.

Liberated. Only to be enslaved.

Be careful of the big promises of the Devil.

No, you are not a free man.

You are free because someone gave you that freedom.

You are not entitled to anything.

Unless someone gives you the right to claim it.

The worm cannot claim the earth.

And at the very moment it thinks it can, the car comes along and crushes it…

Stay enslaved. And you will be liberated. In your nature. In your own self.

Stay in the dirt you little worm.

And you will become God.

Gods… Society… Punishment… Freedom…

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Today’s most popular religions have one thing in common: gods or supernatural laws (such as karma) that dictate moral behavior and punish transgressions. Act morally and these supernatural forces will reward you; break the rules and you’ll be punished.

But moralizing gods seem to be quite rare in human history. Researchers know from ethnographies that the gods of hunter-gatherer societies, for example, don’t much concern themselves with humans, much less their moral behavior. (Many of them focus on nature instead.) A study tests a popular hypothesis about why moralizing gods eventually took over.

To test this idea, a team of researchers used a new historical database called Seshat (named for the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom). Seshat contains information about the sizes, governments, militaries, religions, economies, and more of hundreds of societies spanning the past 10,000 years, making it possible for researchers to quantitatively compare them.

The scientists analyzed 414 societies from 30 regions around the world, from the deep past until the Industrial Revolution. Their results showed that large-scale societies did tend to have moralizing gods, whereas small-scale societies didn’t, the team reports today in Nature. But when the researchers zeroed in on the 12 regions for which they could examine societies before and after the emergence of moralizing gods, they found that moralizing gods consistently appeared after a society had already grown large and complex. (1)

We love our freedom. But we need rules as well.

And the only rules we can follow, are the rules imposed by us from someone else.

That is why we need gods. Punishing gods. To impose rules on our self.

But take a good look.

Whom are you truly listening to?

There is no one else out there.

Just you.

Imposing rules on yourself.

No, you will never listen to anyone else.

You are the only one who can control you.

Free not to be free if you wish.

No, that doesn’t mean that there is no God.

But exactly the opposite.

You are part of Him.

Who else can relieve you from your freedom?

If not yourself?

Seeking societies we always were.

Seeking bondage in a seemingly free cosmos.

Because this bondage is our freedom.

And within them, lie the boundaries of our existence.

Lies the essence of yourself.

Bound to everything.

Free to roam the dark forest.

Watching. Feeling. Being.

Fully enslaved to your potential.

Able to break the world to pieces.

Crying…

Bringing the world back together.

For the only way to truly be free…

Is not to be…

“Freedom” & Marxism: The threat to our civilization. Christianity: The cure.

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Neo marxist ideology has for a long time conquered the West.

Even though we believe we won the Cold War, ideologically we lost.

The materialistic ideology of the atheistic USSR, based in part on the revolutionary liberal rhetoric of the age of revolutions which started with the French Revolution, has appealed to many people. More and more we hear every day about the “right” to kill (babies), about how we do not have free will but do whatever our genes tells us to do, about how the brain produces consciousness as it has been “proved” by science (it has not), about how religion is bad and against the human “right” to do whatever we please et cetera… The protest against some wrongdoings of the church (which are clearly surpassed by the benefits generated for society – see here or “religion” tagged articles in Harmonia Philosophica for more on that) has resulted in an ongoing hatred against anything christian.

The masses in the West have been absolutely mesmerized by this liberal communist materialistic ideology.

But why is that?

Well, the answer is simple and disappointing at the same time.

This all happens mainly and simply because people are stupid. Surprised? Well, perhaps you belong in these masses. Because the masses are never keen on knowing their history (and the history of science and humanism in Europe is Christian – see here). The masses were never able to apprehend philosophy, let alone understand the solution to philosophical problems so difficult that they eluded the wisdom of the greatest philosophers of all times for thousands of years. The masses are easily lured to believe things. Mix that with massive media propaganda in favor of a materialistic and more liberal point of view, you have an exploding mixture of ignorance and pure hatred threatening to swallow up everything our civilization is based upon like a landslide.

Stupid people tend not to question what other “wisest” people tell them. If science has “proved” that we are just matter, then so must be it. Science is the new religion and if science says so, who are we to doubt it? No one cares to examine any further the stupidity of such an announcement. No one cares to check that materialism is an obsolete (for centuries now) and unproved philosophical dogma. And nobody cares to actually see if other ways of modeling reality (e.g. the human brain is a receiver of consciousness) can fit to the observational data we have (which they can). [see here for more on this matter]

Stupid people prefer tangible benefits than the truth. So if one of the possible philosophical choices grants us more “freedom” why not take that choice? People like being free. People like liberty. Why being oppressed by God? Let us become gods instead! Why being oppressed by religion? Let us be “guided” by wise scientists. It does not matter that we do not understand (let alone question) what they tell us – all it matters is that science is not called “religion”. It doesn’t matter if religion said the same things that science tells us know. (check this article) Now we have “proof”. It doesn’t matter that the only thing science proved is that if cannot prove anything [Godel]. (check “dogmatism” and “science dogmatism” articles in Harmonia Philosophica) We believe in science. Who needs virtues, when we have good tasty stakes here and now? Who needs reaching the truth while we can have sex with anyone we want here and now? Who wants philosophy when we are able to make more money here and now? Who needs rules to follow? (ok, natural laws are something else and we have no problem following them since they are soulless, objective and do not come from religion…)

We want to call ourselves “free thinking”, but we follow the good old USSR propaganda every day. We killed God in order to take His place. And we did. But without first reaching theosis. All we want is freedom. To do whatever pleases us. But we forget that the world itself has rules. We forget that life has rules. We forget that consciousness and Being also have mystical eternal rules which cannot be broken without reverberations. Believing in total and unconditional freedom is just as illusionary as believing in a Communist paradise after seeing what it has done.

A return back to the Christian values which made Western civilization great is now more than needed. It is essential for survival. We need to find our compass quick enough before we are lost in the woods of existence for ever. In a world of order, the only safe way of thinking is to follow… order. The road of ethics is a difficult one, but this is how the correct road has always been: hard to follow. We must understand that although it seems that our parents try to oppress us, they actually try their best to care for us because they love us. Our juvenile revolt against our Father has lasted all too long. We played enough. Now in the face of total extinction we must face reality and come back home. And like the prodigal son, our Father will still love us. The same as the son who stayed home…

Nooooooo!!!

(raising hands)

We want to be just matter, so we are free to do as we please!

We want to be lifeless beings, so it makes no difference if we sin or not.

We want to be pre-programmed robots.

So that we do not care what we say or do…

We wish we are all born equal (rocks) and we want sex!

Because we are “free” !!!

(raising hands again)

Yeeeeaaaahhhhh!

Wait a minute. Why is that rock staring at us? Is it smiling? Nuuuh…

Related articles (even if they seem not)

Prisons: A paradise?!? (for liberals) [OR: Eating apples.]

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Prisons.

All are treated equally.

Food for everyone.

Free medical care.

Only police has guns.

A liberal paradise!

Watch out what you dream for. Because while you are dreaming high walls are rising around you. Enclosing you in happiness. (like… Sweden?) Which will seem more and more like unhappiness.

Adam and Eve were not in Paradise!

You are! Free to do whatever you wish.

Even eating apples…