WND: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s biggest fear is a form of artificial intelligence that could create an “immortal dictator,” a “godlike” entity that rules the world and one “from which we can never escape.”
The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer says it could develop within one company – like Google — or among a small group of people.
“The least scary future I can think of is one where we have at least democratized AI because if one company or small group of people manages to develop godlike digital superintelligence, they could take over the world,” Musk said.
“At least when there’s an evil dictator, that human is going to die. But for an AI, there would be no death. It would live forever. And then you’d have an immortal dictator from which we can never escape.”
Opinion: Two prophecies that appear similar to Elon Musk’s fear:
Daniel 7:19: “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet.”
Daniel’s fourth beast (revived Rome) was unlike any beast the prophet could imagine which seems to be what Elon Musk is so worried about. But Daniel’s beast is global government run by a man who will have AI power at his disposal.
Revelation 13:19: “Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.”
John was looking back through history to kingdoms with great global power that preceded the beast, or final empire, of revived Rome:
- Leopard: Greece
- Bear: Medo Persia
- Lion: Babylon
In revived Rome, John records that the dragon (Satan) gave him (Antichrist) his power, his throne, and great authority.
What Elon Musk does not know is that God will have this final dictator on a short leash. Daniel calls it the 70th week which in Hebrew means 7 years.
At the end of the ‘7’, Christ returns.
(more on Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy here)