IN OUR high-tech world, we are rarely without a device that connects us almost instantly with the World Wide Web. But what if the Information Superhighway is actually a network wiring all of us together like so many neurons in a global brain? And what if that global brain turns out to be the prophesied Image of the Beast?
WE MAY be on the verge of creating a race of beings that will destroy us. That’s the warning of artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Dr. Hugo de Garis, author of The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines. Dr. de