“It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” –Psalm 100:3
Well, of course secular humanists don’t believe God made us, never mind made us in His image. So they see a clear path to go about re-making us. Humanity re-made by idiots and sinners: what could possibly go wrong?
Enter Elon Musk’s new “brain chip,” to be implanted in the human brain to “merge biological intelligence with machine intelligence” and help us “deal with the AI (Artificial Intelligence) apocalypse” (https://observer.com/2019/08/elon-musk-neuralink-ai-brain-chip-danger-psychologist/).
When all is said and done, this is a religious controversy. If you believe in God, and that He has revealed Himself to us in the Bible, then you know we’re already made and don’t need to be remade. If you don’t, then, hey, Humanist Manifesto II says we can now “direct the course of [human] evolution.”
And that’s how we get to utopia, folks–brought there by The Smartest People In The World. Forget salvation by Jesus Christ and the eventual establishment of His Kingdom on the earth. Don’t need it anymore. Just stop praying and start paying–’cause we’re gonna need to raise your taxes, big-time. Abolishing everything bad in the world will cost a lot of money! Oh–and it will also require you to obey your masters (because they’re so smart!)… or else.
Just for the record, there is no such thing as “machine intelligence.” Machines do only what humans program them to do. They can only simulate intelligence. Take away the perhaps questionable intelligence of the programmer, and machines do nothing at all.
It boils down to the worship of false gods, of idols, that we have created with our own hands. Idols are nothing. And those who worship them, as the Bible makes clear in several places, are “like unto them.”
No wonder our world is getting so screwed up.