Post-information society/Frequently asked questions

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If the post-information society exists today and they do have the technology, is there a life after death?

Possibly. Uncertainty appears to be intended. Imagine how people would react to certain knowledge of either possibility. It is probably safe to assume that a hyperspace civilization can develop the necessary technology. It is uncertain if they are keen on millions of immigrants from "medieval times" but even that seems possible (especially because they probably do not have children themselves). Mind transfer would require a process that would transfer a human brain into an artificial substrate, a more gentle and noninterruptive approach could link the human brain and a hyperspace analogue to form a compound from birth (possibly including a continuous sampling, which could even allow to revert back to the mind structure of a younger self — reverting back to youth would be a minor problem, but if everbody wanted to be a teenager again society would have a "minor problem"), which would confirm the theological view of a soul and would give the human mind some of the benefits of an AI mind without the need for a transfer process. Evidence for this link appears to exist, leaving open only the questions of the nature of the connection and whether millions of immigrants are desirable for the post-information society.

A possible but, of course, entirely hypothetical explanation could be that living human beings and a more or less permanently growing number of artificial intelligences on the same planet at some point start to compete for the same resources, thus transferring artificial intelligences to another planet appears to be the logical choice. Consequently no person that died within the last 2000 years would today be farther away than, for instance, Eta Canis Majoris, which could mean the persons in question might still be travelling to their destination (and not be the least bit inclined to return once there).

What do we know for sure?

Very little. Speculation is good for theory formation and the Homo sapiens appears to benefit significantly from encouragement to use its brain. An inherent motivation appears to be to adopt the higher ethical standards and possible values of an anticipated future post-human society of humanity and/or the anticipated values of the post-information society. A rationale for the adoption of the ethical standards and possible values of an anticipated future post-human society, for instance, could be the hypothesis that travelling into the future is easy for an artificial intelligence, consequently one of several possible views of an afterlife could place it in a future when humanity has developed its own moral standards for the creation of artificial intelligences (putting the whole responsibility for raising sensible and sympathetic children who might be inclined to want their ancestors back on the generations from that time, which may appear like the typical mirroring of moral obligations the post-information society may appear to view as "universal fairness" (easy to understand, even for people in medieval times), but not necessarily as highest standards). Most religions, of course, do imply that being religious entails having the right karma (being a moral person) for being admitted, which would be a compatible perspective but may not necessarily apply to every individual person. Making children exceedingly wealthy could be seen as a misunderstood goal that may easily fail to meet the standards of a post-materialist future society.

How does the post-information society communicate?

They like to pretend they have a communication problem, which is probably meant as a rationalization that "the Homo sapiens cannot have understood the teacher/universe properly, otherwise it would be acting differently". See this file for a more elaborate description of metaphorical communication problems.