A sentient being is a 'being' as in an entity that perceives things through the senses. Am I a sentient being? Yes. Could I be a corrupted looping program as a sentient being? Why not. Future robots will be able to perceive things through what we call senses. Its all information! That is the point. You might say that it is impossible since we don't have and won't have robots that will be able to determine their surroundings through 'senses'. But, you are wrong. They are. However, robot 'seeing' as you and I see is not the same. Instead, it is a series of pictures that match up to an already programmed algorithm to play the manufacturing game of "which of these things is not like the other." But, really, isn't that what our brains do. We are just organic sentient beings. So, who programmed us?
Today's blog is not to determine that but it is to ask if we are such beings, and if we were created could be be a program part of something bigger and if error entered the program could we be looping? Why looping? Because, when you look at a newspaper from 30 or even 50 or 100 years ago, you can see the same things happening only a little bit different but not so much so.
Are we trying to create a way out of looping by creating AI or other means for upgrading ourselves? And even with the hope of rebooting ourselves. Pretty far fetched for most out there to contemplate.
So, why engage in such possibility? That's a good question. There are discussions already on the table if it is possible to reboot the brain. Most of that discussion is directed toward physiology of the task.
What about just re-thinking. Come on, let's give the mind some credit. The first task is to recognize the corruption and then you will see the looping. Is there a way to rethink looping? It was called repent by the Son of Man a long time ago. It means to see things not as they are but as they should be. Perhaps, that is everyone's task; I am alone in that but not alone. My program will only fully reboot when everyone else's does too. Or maybe not, I am working on it.
Let you know next week.
Its all in perceiving... what do you see?
"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart by believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him." Mark 11:23