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Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence: A Spiritual-Scientific Response

Although still in its earliest stages, artificial intelligence (AI) is radically transforming all aspects of society. With the immanent emergence of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI) and the illusory temptations of “transhumanism,” humankind stands at a crossroads. Nicanor Perlas makes an urgent plea in this book. It is imperative, he says, that we take immediate steps to ensure that digitized technology is aligned to human values and priorities. Otherwise, ASI will kill the essence of our humanity. Furthermore, if we do not master it now, ASI will transform humanity into its own image―ultimately, it will destroy the human race.

AI
experts have not offered a single cogent solution to this existential
threat. Rudolf Steiner, however, not only foresaw these developments,
but also provided clear alternatives. Steiner―who developed a
contemporary scientific approach to spirituality―provided philosophical,
ontological, and social innovations to save humanity from this
technological abyss. It is the task of the global anthroposophic
movement to pioneer this civilization-saving work―to establish
spiritual-scientific ideas in mainstream culture that would allow AI to
emerge in a healthier societal context.

Perlas offers an overview
of the AI phenomenon, together with its related transhuman concepts of
“perfecting humanity,” outlining the critical internal and external
responses needed to meet them consciously. In particular, the author
addresses the movement connected to the work of Rudolf Steiner,
indicating its all-important tasks to cooperate with progressive
individuals and movements, including scientists and civil society
activists; to mobilize its “daughter” movements for action; and,
ultimately, to cooperate with the spiritual powers that have guided and
served humanity since the dawn of time. This, says Perlas, is humanity’s
last stand. Failure is not an option.

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Deadline for pre-ordering is on November 1, 2018. Our staff will connect with you once we know the actual price of the book and shipping fees. We estimate it to be around PHP 2,000, but we can confirm actual amount when the books are in the Philippines. Estimated shipping date: November 15, 2018.

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