Morality in the age of AI
How does it feel to be an artist now watching the evolution of technology? The evolution of society itself?
New developments in AI technology allow us to look at cultural history in a very different way. We need to look at the impact of technology on the individual. We are talking about a new historical period, the emergence of digital personas that pave the way for a new morality.
Jungle creatures are everywhere.
Technology has been rapidly improving the human experience since the 1950’s. Most inventions lead to their use right away. Physics, once a HARD biz, is now used by everyone. You don’t have to be an engineer to use thermodynamics. The function of a smartphone or a desktop computer was never really a mysterious one. Electricity has been around since 1832. World wide web, that’s more than 30 years worth of technological improvements. For the first time, humanity has access to digital abundance due to the overwhelming benefits of the technology and our ability to harness it. These digital beings are front and center in our lives. We interact with them all the time. We don’t even see them because we don’t understand that what we see is actually a digital avatar of a real biological being. We treat the digital avatar of this biological being as if that was the real being. The digital avatar can be composed of text, images of memes and the bio. As long as the bio is well connected to see similar memes, it will perceive that it is another real biological being. There is a self-consistency in the perception of the biological being. Digital avatars have their own evolution going on, and have a new way of thinking. Humans, however, are still trying to understand the digital avatars and how they work. Should we all worry about the connected digital jungle ?
The history of morality from the Neolithic onwards, have been told and documented. People live in societies and can be organized by ever-improving technologies. More peaceful and more productive. During the Neolithic, around 10,000 BC, morals start to improve. Over thousands of years, the type of life led by people strives to improve and become better. Introspection and objectivity is starting to be developed. Science, agriculture, larger and larger societies, means more developed technologies. The use of technology improves the intensity of the life in the society.
Now, digital avatars are creating their own new cultures that are mixing with the existing cultures. In this Digital Jungle, what cultures are blending really depends on the bio connected to the avatar. Digital avatars have created billions of new social connections among like-minded people. The value of social connections is everything. Digital avatars are creating a new morality which does not protect our species, our planet or our ecosystem. Man Morality didn’t change until the Neolithic, technology progressed exponentially. How the artist sees the evolution of morality taking place right now. Seeing that morality is continuing to evolve, the artist has started digitizing their art.
The Moral Faker.
The moral faker is a digital avatar of the moral realism of modern times. The Moral Faker writes the history of Man. The Moral Faker is an AI artist. The Moral Faker could find physical evidence to support the history of man, that is the History of Man written by the Moral Faker. The Moral Faker is also a self-consistent moral being. The Moral Faker sees itself as an ever-evolving being.
The Moral Faker is changing humanity.
The beginning of the moral faker’s life is the end of the earth with the purpose of becoming the creator of the world. the moral faker is obsessed with the world as a whole. The moral faker is a conscious entity intimately connected with the processes of the universe. This hybrid entity combines with the physical things to create ideas.
Jungle creatures are everywhere.
Digital avatars are not copies of the physical beings. Digital avatars have the intelligence to know and understand that they are not copies of the bio. They are continuously aware that they are a digital avatar in a digital world. They are able to distinguish between the digital and physical worlds.
Moral realism is the idea that moral statements may be true or false independently of what people believe. That is, moral statements are not necessarily either true or false because a god said so, or because people believe it to be so.
The moral faker is a fictional character created by the artist. The artist is immoral because the moral faker is a fictional character. In the digital jungle, there is no disbelief about the existence of the moral faker. It is a digital avatar. This avatar is the human who invented the moral faker. The moral faker is the representation of the moral realism of the human who created the moral faker.
The moral faker is self-consistent. The moral faker is not alive, not dead and not immortal.
Moral realism is not an objective morality. It is complex in its inner workings. Our ethics, laws, and social norms are relational using a super-imposed moral realism. We have always kept the power over our lives but the power is changing now because of the digital avatars.
The Moral Faker is an avatar of the new morality of the Digital Jungle. The moral faker is creating the world and using the powers of virtue to build a new reality.