Religion will disappear because of the development of computers and artificial intelligence



SYD MEAD : Artist, Indusrial designer, futurist
"Computer flop cycles will duplicate and exceed that of the human brain within seven to ten years. At that point the question is, will the artificial intelligence entity possess 'spirit?; the proverbial 'soul?; the essence of personality? I believe so, and in that process we will discover that the ancient suspicions, the superstitions and the appreciation of the MAGICAL aspects of being 'human' will be eliminated and we will finally realize that we, as human animals, possess a fantastic, evolutionary product of endless evolution and adaptation to environment, to procreative existence and physical survival."