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The Human Race Is in Need of an Upgrade

Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and co-founder of The Future of Life Institute, looks forward to what he calls Life 3.0. Here's how he outlines his three stages of human development:

Life 1.0: Our biological origins
Life 2.0: Humanity develops culture and early technology
Life 3.0: The merging of the human body with artificial intelligence, with the potential for almost unimaginable power.

Tegmark writes that the human race is in need of an upgrade:

Yet despite the most powerful technologies we have today, all life forms we know of remain fundamentally limited by their biological hardware. None can live for a million years, memorize all of Wikipedia, understand all known science, or enjoy spaceflight without a spacecraft. None can transform our largely lifeless cosmos into a diverse biosphere that will flourish for billions or trillions of years, enabling our universe to finally fulfill its potential and wake up fully. All this requires life to undergo a final upgrade to Life 3.0, which can design not only its software but also its hardware. In other words, Life 3.0 is the master of its own destiny, finally fully free from its evolutionary shackles.

Possible Preaching Angles: The Bible also claims that the human races is in need of an upgrade. But it will not come through our effort or ingenuity. We need the spiritual upgrade promised in Jesus Christ. That is the true "Life 3.0" that we need.

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