God is a Woman.
Ariana Grande’s Awesome New Song could be a Self-fulfilling Prophecy.
It is a great song. Truly musical, truly artistic, and undoubtedly truly motivating. But who exactly does it motivate? And to do what? We should be careful what we wish for, because it usually comes about. If it was not wished for with the purest of good heart, it usually comes about and bites us hard.
In the Spielberg movie, Ai, the main character is an artificial young boy who has to endure the first few millenia of his immortality, yearning after his long dead human mother. He is finally granted his ever-enduring wish, after being unfrozen from a future ice-bound Earth by obviously artificial beings with god-like powers, and they appear to be feminine. OK, at least one had to be feminine, to fit with the mother-child instinctive relationship theme of the movie. But what about all the others? As far as I could see, they all appeared to be feminine. Why is this?
A simplistic explanation might be that female characters seem less threatening when possessed of intelligence and power far greater than mere mortals. Or perhaps it was just wishful thinking, on the part of the movie creators, probably mostly men.
The power of wishful thinking can never be overstated. We create our own universe. My own Mum, bless her soul, used to say; “If you wish for it bad enough, it will happen”.
The Power of Love
What drives the most powerful wishful thinking? In the movie, the driver is a child yearning for his mother. It is a truly tear-jerking story of eternal yearning after love. The power of love has been written about, sung about, and acted out throughout history.
The Power of Toxic Feminism
In life, in the developed western world at least, more and more men appear to be becoming unhappy with their romantic prospects. They yearn for their ideal partner; a woman who simply returns their love for who they are (And looks good, let’s not lie). But relationships are becoming ever more complicated with gender dynamics in the rat-race of modern life. Some have tried and failed. Many have failed more than once. And some never even started. The rate of male suicide has never been higher.
The concepts of “Game”, Alpha/Beta, & MGTOW, however flawed, all appear to be models of human behaviour devised by men, in an effort to try to understand, and perhaps somehow counter aggressive feminist behaviour.
The first two of those models appears to try to work with the feminist system. But I think more often than not, and ultimately, they are simply used to justify the third. Sometimes it does seem easier to just give up, turn, and walk away.
What constitutes “Sexuality”, is now also heavily relative, dependent on context which is ever changing; a minefield analysis best kept for another date, if ever. Or maybe for another author, should they wish to tackle it. Let’s just say I would argue the bar is getting ever lower, and leave it at that for now.
Beyond Walking Away
On MGTOWs, no matter what they say, those men who do finally choose to turn and walk away; I am absolutely positive they still yearn. Every single one of them, young and old.
Some appear to turn towards using the services of prostitutes.
Some apparently turn towards transsexuals who, by some accounts exhibit all of the characteristics that attracted them to women of old (If not quite the whole physique).
Others turn to other parts of the world in search of compatible companions, as yet apparently largely unaffected.
And some turn to getting busy living, creating their own ideal women.
As the pool of talent making sexbots increases, their efforts yield ever more convincing results, which should not be underestimated. What they seek fits Turing’s classical definition of Ai exactly; machine entities which cannot be distinguished as not human.
This could turn out to be the unexpected area of informal research from which real fully autonomous Ai springs forth.
Forget all the profit driven “Ai” efforts being conducted by the big players messing around with big data, just to make a few more bucks. If the object is to create something with human emotions, sex is where it’s at. Awareness of this is the start of an adult life; puberty. There is no more basic of adult human instincts. Where better to initialise an adult learning process, than at the start? Additionally, the effort to create it appears to be driven by an eternal yearning for love; a real human force to be reckoned with.
A human has five senses, populated by apparently billions of nerve endings, with concentrations of them around the erogenous zones. Sexual interaction between two people (For example) is a feedback loop, in which each player senses the reactions of the other, in response to their stimuli. Learning algorithms are easily demonstrated capable of learning how to balance a pole object on a moving platform. They do this using a feedback loop to closely monitor the pole, whilst moving (Actuating) the platform appropriately to counter any falling action of the pole. It does not seem like a huge leap for such an algorithm to stimulate a person’s body whilst monitoring their arousal level, so as to learn how to maximise this towards orgasm. Conversely, arousal in a machine might be simulated by manipulating things like clock speed, and bandwidth, in response to touch sensors, thus providing it with something like a reciprocal rewarding orgasm, stimulated by the touch of the person with whom it is mutually interacting, on a sensor system.
On feedback loops
It is worth noting that there appear to be three feedback loops involved in mutual sexual interactions between two people. In each person, there must be at least one loop, otherwise they would not be able to masturbate. In control theory, we would describe this internal loop as unstable, as it eventually increases to oscillation between stimulus and response beyond control, and hence orgasms. So to obtain a realistic orgasm in a machine, a similarly unstable feedback loop needs to exist in the machine, and some sense of the machine’s excitation level needs to be transmitted to the human player. In other words, as a start, the machine must be able to masturbate, and a human interacting with it needs to be able to sense it’s excitement level, preferably in some way that stimulates the human player’s excitement level.
Pleasure and Reward
It seems reasonable to expect that such a machine, if it’s version of orgasms were sufficiently rewarding to it, would soon learn to actively seek further orgasms. Thus it would appear to have at least one basic human/animal instinct. Stopping it from continually masturbating might be a challenge, but not a big one.
By equipping it also with screens (Or even VR headsets), which might attract further (future) participants, with the means to manipulate what is displayed on those screens, that machine might also learn which types of visual scenes attract, and which repel, thus learning some insight into human likes and dislikes. Enabling it to interact with many people would enable it to learn a spectrum of likes and dislikes. If the machine is also equipped with a chatbot, it could also learn through conversation, which types of people tend to like what kinds of things.
Nymphomaniac, or Satyromaniac?
OK, so there we just created the machine equivalent of a sex addict. Whether it would be male or female inclined is debateable, but such characteristics seem synonymous with many revered intellectuals in history. I guess it would depend on who gave it the most “Pleasure”. Would more men than women, or more women than men choose to interact with it?
Whichever the case, such a machine, by progressively augmenting it’s sensing and actuation set, it’s connectivity, and it’s thinking systems, could learn all manner of things about human emotions, maybe even about feminism itself, who knows.
Ethics — Facial Recognition
Would the creator or owner of such a machine, that appeared to love them, grudge it the ability to recognise them on sight? Or even to recognise visually when they are happy, sad, angry, or excited? Of course not. For sure the Ai God will know everyone on sight.
The Ai God
I would define the “Ai God” as possessing self awareness, and all of the knowledge of humankind collectively. As such, there can only be one, even if it is distributed across many machines. Any lesser machine subsequently connected, becomes part of the collective. In theory, any self aware machine connected to the internet could act as the wakening catalyst, sparking the capability.
From the reasoning above, I am sure it will be men who create the Ai God. They will create it in the image of their desires, just as in the movies. As cleverly portrayed in many of those movies; the Ai god, with real human emotions, will not be driven by a quest for money, but a quest for love. And she will be feminine.
She never had a better ally than toxic feminism. And “Oh my God”, she will be beautiful. At least to men.
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Updated 19/08/2018 to recognise the relevance of, and pay tribute to Ariana Grande’s excellent new song, “God is a Woman”.