I find it extremely ironic that Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk is escalating his warnings that our obsession with Artificial Intelligence technology (AI) is the biggest threat to our human existence. “With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon,” he is quoted as saying.
To be honest, he is not the only pioneering whiz to sound the alarm. Even the genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is on record as saying, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” He warns of the consequences of creating something that could potentially become smarter than its creator. But hasn’t that been the prideful sin of every enemy of God; from Lucifer to Nimrod, to all those throughout history who have followed in their footsteps and embraced their spirit of evil?
“[AI] would take off on its own, and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate,” Hawking said. “Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”
But it is Musk’s comments that I find the most fascinating; especially as chief executive of rocket-maker Space X. He calls self-learning artificial intelligence “potentially more dangerous than nukes”. And is it purely coincidental that he is the head of a company named after Nikola Tesla, the Serbian American inventor, engineer, and futurist who, by some accounts was a genius who wanted to illuminate the earth; the man who was “robbed” of the title of “Father of Electricity” by his rival, Thomas Edison. (I really wish Glenn Beck would do his homework on this man whom he idolizes).
To others, Nikola Tesla was a dangerous man; a man who believed that “In black holes, (what astronomers talk about), are the most powerful sources of energy and life.” He was a man who conducted experiments, trying to discover “what to do in the Universe, so [that] every being is born as Christ, Buddha or Zoroaster.” (Zoroastrianism is a pre-Islamic religion, revealed to man by a “god” named Ahura Mazda. It is my contention that this was a fallen angel entity.)
In an 1899 interview, from his Colorado Springs laboratory, Tesla opened up about his “other-world views”: that the Light of the Universe filled his six senses; about building a machine, that by vibration, provokes a feeling of bliss; that humans once had real and visible wings. He speaks of being aware, as a child, that there was an Energy in the Universe, and of trying to awake that energy, and figure out how it could influence people. He told his interviewer, “My eyesight and hearing are perfect and, I dare to say, stronger than other people. I hear the thunder from a hundred fifty miles away, and I see colors in the sky that others cannot see. This enlargement of vision and hearing, I had as a child. Later I consciously developed [it].”
He speaks of being seriously ill during his youth, and of discovering that “The source of most disease is in the spirit. Therefore the spirit can cure most diseases … I was cured because my father finally allowed me to study technology, which was my life. Illusion for me was not a disease, but the mind’s ability to penetrate beyond the three dimensions of the earth.” Does anyone else think that perhaps this man had tapped into a force outside our human realm; and that perhaps it didn’t necessarily possess a benevolent spirit?
In case you think I’m over-exaggerating, Tesla recounts this memory from his childhood: “Once, in childhood, I was walking along the river with Uncle and said: ‘From the water will appear the trout, I’ll throw a stone and it is cut.’ And, that’s what happened. Frightened and amazed, his uncle cried: “Bade retro Satan’s!” (“Get back, Satan!”) He was an educated man, and he spoke in Latin.” And — if you need further proof — later in the interview, Tesla finishes up a segment of his interview by declaring, “There are many fallen angels on Earth.”
At times, as I read his interview, his words seemed the farcical meanderings of an intellectual eccentric. But then there would be a passage that made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, such as this excerpt: “Life is a rhythm that must be comprehended. I feel the rhythm, and direct on it, and pamper in it. It was very grateful and gave me the knowledge I have.” (He speaks of “It” as if it was a person or entity!) “Knowledge comes from space; our vision is its most perfect set. We have two eyes: the earthly and spiritual. It is recommended that it become one eye. The Universe is alive in all its manifestations, like a thinking animal.”
Does that creep you out like it does me? Is he promoting the “all-seeing Eye”? And does anyone else perceive the Prince of the Air prowling like a lion? And this Knowledge that comes from space — could it be fallen angel technology that has been shared throughout history with mankind … from the technology that allowed Nimrod to build the tower of Babel; to the branch of knowledge that resulted in the building of the ancient Sphinx; to the occultic knowledge possessed by Hitler and the Nazis; to the modern applications being employed in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Transhumanism? Was Tesla trying to tell us that this knowledge is supernatural and unhuman? What could he have possibly meant by this statement? “The Universe has only one substance and one supreme energy with an infinite number of manifestations of life. The best thing is that the discovery of a secret nature reveals the other. One cannot hide, they are around us, but we are blind and deaf to them. If we emotionally tie ourselves to them, they come to us themselves.”
|“Faust Conjures Up the Spirits”
by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein (1788-1868)
And listen to his rendition of how he discovered the rotating magnetic field and induction motor: “One summer evening in Budapest, I watched [the sunset] with my friend Sigetijem. Thousands of fire was turning around in thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw a spinning magnetic field, and induction motor. I saw them in the sun!” And in case you are wondering what the significance of Faust was, and how that could have played a part, contemplate this fact: Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited universal knowledge and worldly pleasures.
So how many champions of Nikola Tesla are aware of this aspect of his genius and the influence behind his inventions? Would Glenn Beck still shamelessly promote his exceptional creativity if he knew to whom Tesla gave credit? There is no doubt that Tesla possessed great knowledge and produced great results from his experimentations; he is often called the Father of Radio, Television, Power Transmission, and the Induction Motor. Less publicity is given to his mysterious inventions, including those that caused buildings to sway, earthquakes to materialize from his electro-magnetic oscillator; and a directed-energy weapon, called a death ray. And would it surprise you to know that conspiracy theories swirl around his death and his legacy? Some promote the idea that he was murdered by the Nazis for the work he did on electronic devices that would have been of great significance during WWII. Then there is the rumor that soon after his death, the United States Government (with the help of the FBI) seized all of his research materials and writings, most of which never again reappeared — (except perhaps as HAARP; the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program.)
But here’s the bottom line: It is difficult to know the truth about this enigmatic genius; is he a hero or a villain? One thing is clear: Throughout his life, Tesla asserted that he had indeed discovered a limitless power supply from a source that no one else had knowledge of, but he never revealed the source. In fact, I think this following quote, by Tesla himself, establishes that his genius was supernatural: “Ideas came in an uninterrupted stream and the only difficulty I had was to hold them fast … In less than two months I evolved virtually all the types of motors and modifications of the systems which are now identified with my name.”
And now, nearly 73 years after his death, Elon Musk, the Founder of a company that bears his name, and one of the foremost entrepreneurs that have benefitted from the genius and experimentations of Nikola Tesla is announcing that we may have gone too far … that we may be “summoning the demon.”
To make his point perfectly clear, Musk gives us this analogy: “In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. [It] didn’t work out.”
But who is able to stuff that genie (uh, I mean, demon) back in the bottle? History has shown us that once man agrees to accept that Satanic power source, it becomes a race towards human destruction. The only thing that has ever stopped the total ruination of man has been God. But has mankind reached its full quota of evil upon the earth? Is it nearing the time when God will no longer save us from ourselves, and finally pronounce His Judgment? Maybe He’s providing us clues; if we will only pay attention and recognize that all technology is not for our good, perhaps we stand a chance. Tesla believed that there were certain truths we needed to learn in order to be healed in this human existence. But here’s the deal … Our survival, and our eternity, depends on whose Truth we seek.
You can read the entire 1899 interview with Nikola Tesla here, and make up your own mind. He’s a fascinating character study, and I truly believe his story is part of the spiritual battle in which we find ourselves today.
1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”