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Until recently, religions had a monopoly on heaven. But religion has a new competitor: dataism. The belief that ultimately everything, including life itself, is nothing more than data.

The promise is a programmable paradise, where artificial intelligence can give us eternal life, happiness and beauty.

What does dataism mean for the future of religion and spirituality? And can it offer us, in addition to numerous practical blessings, meaning? Filmmaker Hans Busstra, who left the church as a reformed minister’s son, searches for meaning and spirituality in the tech age.

VPRO, August 2020

Director: Hans Busstra
Research: William de Bruijn
Production: Olivier Schuringa
Editing: Paul Delput
Final editing: Doke Romeijn and Geert Rozinga

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31 comments

_ НЕ_ВАРВАР _ 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Underrated.

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gay_rtz 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

digital amen 🙏💯💹💰💰💰

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gay_rtz 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

1 like 100 digital prayers vs digital satan 👍🙏💯💹💰🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

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gay_rtz 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Amen all hail jeff bezos 1 like 1 prayer 👍🙏💹👴🦅💰🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

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Publico Jornas 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

01:12 – Waves moving in waves 🙂

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gay_rtz 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

hail tech satan hail jeff beansoups hail marv zucc hail our corporate overlords

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gay_rtz 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

fuck yeah does this mean theres also a tech satan? 😈😈😈

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DebateRobi 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

In Hinduism,christianity,jews religion :

Allah and His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are mentioned in Hindu religious scripture, Bible by name . But in Islam there is no Rama-Krishna.

Proof:
-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is also prophesised by name in the Bhavishya Purana in the Prati Sarag Parv III Khand 3 Adhay 3 Shloka 5 to 8.
"A malecha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking a foreign language) spiritual teacher will appear with his companions. His name will be Mohammad. ……."

-In Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 127 verses 1-13

– Bhavishya Purana in the Pratisarag Parv III Khand 3 Adhay 3 Shloka 10 to 27

-Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is also prophesised in the Samveda Book II Hymn 6 verse 8 :
“Ahmed acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. I received light from him just as from the sun.”
Ahmed is another name of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

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Proof: In Hebrew Bible,Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is mentioned there by name.
Proof:
In the Song of Solomon, chapter 5 verse 16, we read in Hebrew: "Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem." In Song of Solomon
5 : 16 the original text reads : חכו ממתקים וכלו מחמדים זה דודי וזה רעי בנות ירושלם. The original Hebrew word in the verse mentioning the name Muhammad is “מחמד”. [These letters in English are MHMD and in Arabic are محمد (Muhammad)].

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ሲያምር በሐገሬ 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

You are nothing but another animal Bio101 small things make you worship it.

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The void 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Wow i went to one of the oldest videos from google. And it said it was suggested by this video…never seen that in a description automated by youtube. But it was destined.

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Joshua milton onyango 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

the brain is fueled by food and water and still fires to produce electrons …the computer operates on 1 and 0 when you pour water on it it dies .human beings cant be Gods

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Joshua milton onyango 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

consciousness in machines …never ever….this is epitome of evil

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Debra McKinney 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Hebrews 9:27
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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The Papa 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Curiosity is God's blessing and perhaps gives us a hope BUT all glory goes to the Lord. If He is comprehensible by us what good is He?

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Ronald Garrison 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

I wonder if there may be a lot of overthinking going on here. Maybe thought generates matter, or the other way around. Maybe this is all a simulation. Maybe all of you are part of the simulation. Does consciousness arise from quantum effects? Who knows! But first we should remember one thing: Brains are NOT DIGITAL! Sure, there are neurons firings, with binary states, on or off. That does not make them digital. A PWM switching amplifier, likewise, is not digital. It's just a switching circuit. It does not use numbers, or states representing numbers, to represent quantities. The output is still totally analog, and does not have to be converted back to analog. And since that is the case, who knows what sorts of behaviors the brain may exhibit that cannot be understood as calculations. There is no code. There are no algorithms you can run over again and get the same result. I don't see why you need to invoke some other spooky, ethereal concepts to explain what may just be emergent properties of a messy, analog pile of circuitry.

This is not about whether brains or computers are better. We all rely on computers so heavily because they are so…computer-y. They are very accurate (if the software is created right), and damned X damned fast. That's their virtue. Brains are nothing like that. And it should be no surprise that they can do things that a digital computer cannot. (It might be possible for a digital computer to simulate those things, if you understand it well enough, but it seems almost certain that the computer would have to do it "the hard way," with vastly more circuit events than the brain uses.)

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Ronald Garrison 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

49:12 No, that sounds more like The Moody Blues. Heheheheheh.

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Ronald Garrison 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Yes, the last couple of chatpers of the Revelation do indeed resemble some kind of transhumanist upopia such as Kurzweil and others have imagined. When I first read it, at age 12 (in 1964), TBH I found it quite horrifying. Now, my feeling is more like: Well, who knows what it will really be like? But something like that, in some broad sense, really seems to be approaching.

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Ronald Garrison 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

7:15 Perhaps this is just a quibble, but I don't think computers were used in the Manhattan Project. If so, that's news to me. I believe the first electronic computer was used to calculate the trajectories of artillery shells.

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tpnguyen88 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

A cult.. intelligence is not more data. For an AI, more data is bullshit.

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Prismatic Signal 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

First, we need to understand consciousness.
The whole talk about hard A.I. , is so so premature…and even somehow funny
Roger Penrose said how it is.

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My name means Love (please read channel 'about') 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

The future of money is certainly very techy, a mark to the right hand or forehead, the only way to buy or sell. It's not a vaccine as anyone is free to read in Revelation 13:16-17, Revelation 14:9-11.

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WGYHDJIR 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Religion is absolute bulls***!!!!!!

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H Leon 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

I think this is a sensitive topic, and I like that people are asking questions and hypothesizing. It looks like we are watching a Sci-Fi movie where AI guides our future and opportunities, but thinking that programs and software are everywhere it feels a little scary the merge of technology in city life. Thanks!!

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K McLeod 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Brilliant documentary. Very relevant. Thank you.

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Yukon jack 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

technology has allowed me to worship the pink floyd god machine as I push buttons all day with a wire jacking images directly into my cerebral cortex with spam food stuffs automatically shot down a shoot through a vent into my cell 24/7. I was hoping the future for me looked more like Jake Armitage running down the street in a cyberpunk dystopia – wasting fools with magi-tech and machine guns -instead it has just made me a more efficient isolated consumer distracting myself from suicide with more and more plastic products that just get hoarded up and never used.

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QANGOR 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

What comes first: matter (brain in a body of a baby) or consciousness (mind = soul + spirit)???

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Naida dad 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

A fascinating documentary! I really enjoyed it! Thanks a lot!!!

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1 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

BOYCOTT TESLA, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, AMAZON, AND A.I

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Gigel Chiazna 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

scientismos can pray Q (from StarTrek)

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Roberto Calle de Cresta 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

Brilliant documentary.
Watching it now as the technocratic part of society attacks us again as they have done in the past is particularly poignant.
The war of Covid 19 has been bought into society to decrease the population for the greediest souls on earth. This war is filled with deceit and they wish to win it using the power of money and the compartmentalisation of information. Leave people confused and mentally isolated and they will let you do just about anything for a return to their reality even inject poison into their bodies.
It will not work though as it is time for a humanity wide revelation of reason and documentaries like this are another step down the road to that destination.
I'm going to watch Bernardo Kastrup on YouTube now.
The last couple of lines of this piece made me laugh…
😉

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Insights 22/01/2022 - 6:27 Chiều

The warmth you felt inside that cold river was your body going haywire to prevent you from death, because he knew it was coming.

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