Yes, that Dan Brown, of da Vinci code fame, on the book tour circuit. From Reuters via Daily Mail:
Brown said technological change and the development of artificial intelligence would transform the concept of the divine.
‘We will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other,’ he said, forecasting the emergence of ‘some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine’.
‘Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us … will diminish and eventually disappear,’ he added. More.
The perceived “need” for moral judgement disappeared a long time ago, actually. Governments today prefer secular systems where they can make and impose the rules themselves without reference to any moral order beyond their own wishes of the moment.
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