Is AI meant to replace God?

“We don’t want to conquer the cosmos, we simply want to extend the boundaries of Earth to the frontiers of the cosmos. […] We think of ourselves as the Knights of the Holy Contact. This is another lie. We are only seeking Man. We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors”.

This is a quote from Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris”. The idea that humans are actually looking for mirrors when venturing out into the unknown touches on a pretty deep subject.

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