If what Sitchin says is true how does that bode for our development of AI and Robotics?
If you've read some of my more recent blogs you probably wondering what the connection is between the Anunnaki and Artificial Intelligence?
The answer is, that if you believe the human race was helped along by beings from a distant planet, then the translations by Zecharia Sitchin raise some interesting points. Even if you don't believe Mr. Sitchin's premise the implications of where we're heading beg the question, how do we keep AI from coming back to haunt us?
The first thing to consider is that supposedly Anunnaki sperm was used to impregnate the eggs from a hominid ape girl. These eggs were then placed in the womb of Anunnaki birth mothers. This means, that aside for the fact that the Anunnaki were thousands of years advanced, the basic biological raw materials were the same. What I mean is that our DNA and that of a chimp are not that far apart, and assuming that a process of in-vitro fertilization, was all it took, the offspring of this mingling of DNA would have qualities of both species. In other words we would be part ape and part Anunnaki. So... is that a good thing or a bad thing? Did humanity benefit from the exchange or would we have been better off, left to our own devices?
The Anunnaki saw it as a definite plus-up for the apes and a step backward for themselves. They saw themselves as the superior race, and would have never signed up for the social experiment were they not driven by the need for slave labor. That is how they viewed mankind, a workforce to toil in the mines. However, as time passed it did not go unnoticed that the product improved apes were turning out to be more than anticipated. Humans proved to be smart, hard working, talented, and some of the young women, were particularly attractive and desirable. So on the one hand humanoids were seen as smaller in stature, not prone to longevity and diluting the bloodline, but on the other, useful in ways that nobody ever expected. It's not surprising that they were appalled by what seemed to be a devolution taking place before their very eyes. As the gold mining began to wane one fraction saw an opportunity, in the Great Flood, to rid themselves, of this "abomination" and all its unintended consequences.
Now, the approach that humanity is currently taking in creating AI is quite different from the Anunnakis'. The Anunnaki used an existing bio-organism and through a "Test Tube Baby" process achieved their new "Creation."
Mankind is using an electro-mechanical process. We started with a "Main Frame" that was scaled down into a "Desk Top." This really speeded up the process of complex calculations. Next man figured out how to network the desk tops together. Up to this point man had created a faster machine that cognitively operated in his own image. It was a decentralized calculator capable of talking to other decentralized machines. However the next step was to take the development to a level beyond what humans could go. We call this the CLOUD. It's the ability to access an external library of knowledge outside the domain of the mind. For years it was speculated that some people have the ability to psychically connect to a greater base of knowledge, but with an astonishing ease we gave our computers the ability to do exactly that.... albeit with us looking over their shoulders. More recently we have gone beyond this remarkable development with robotics and artificial intelligence.
So right now we are at about the point where some of the Anunnaki began scratching their heads and wondering if this product improved ape was such a good idea after all.