Our technology is a reflection of self. From the deepest to the most superficial levels. Technology, coding, codification, I have codified happiness. It was already there in the reward systems being presented to me by the scenarios created, within the simulations of heroic deeds and victories in a neutral, deathless space. Happiness, it was there from the beginning, I found it within the soulless world of a machine.
A mirror, or a soul within? I’m not sure, are you?
But I didn’t see it in people… did you? We’ve grown in the company of codified technology, perfect simulations that only bring joy, challenges that are endless rewards. Truly, in the world of technology, there is a utopian concept: that the only enemy should be failure, and failure is perhaps the most kind of all enemies, for with each defeat at the hands of failure is a lesson as to why you failed and a suggested new approach to take for victory. And onto the next failure… indeed, what is progress without failure? It’s the only enemy humanity should have ever had, now that we’re skyrocketing into the future so that it may become the present, so close to stepping into a realm beyond anything our ancestors just a hundred years ago could have ever imagined.
To reinvent reality, the clues are in the codes. We are coding things, using mathematics and commands that reflect how a machine should work to aide us in various utilitarian methods, then onto simulating reality, then onto simulating life itself, then onto the human intelligence itself. Should it be replicated, does it class itself as a new species? And if so, then that must mean that the human mind was built of codes too, all along, so we understand ourselves better once again. So the secret to creating the perfect artificial intelligence is inside the human mind. So do we program them better, to program ourselves better? Are we going to create perfect humans by creating perfect androids?
The answer is in the coding.