The documents, discovered by Wired’s Backchannel, detail that Way of the Future’s mission is “to develop and promote the realisation of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society”.
Future role of robots brought into question
No more is known about the specifics of Way of the Future’s Godhead, so it seems unlikely that a figure will be revealed any time soon.
But the emergence of the documents demonstrates how the rapid advancement of AI and bioengineering is forcing discussions around how humans and robots will coexist on earth.
According to Wired, many people in Silicone Valley believe in “the Singularity” – a time in the future when computers will surpass human levels of intelligence, which would likely trigger a major shift in power.