Exploring the Post-AI Paradigm Where Thought is Mechanized and Unknowing is the New Creative Frontier


The paradigm has shifted; it’s unmistakable. Everything that can be mechanized, without exception, will eventually succumb to automation. But I’m not discussing jobs or tasks demanding intellectual prowess or complex calculations. I’m delving into something much more profound, the very bedrock of human activity: thought itself.

We are entangled in an outdated belief that our thinking is novel. It isn’t

Our thoughts stem from pre-existing knowledge, memories we’ve accumulated over time. No matter how revolutionary these ideas might appear, they always originate from the familiar, the comprehensible. As Einstein famously said, if I recall correctly, none of his epiphanies stemmed from thinking. He pondered 99 times, then sat in silence, and then illumination struck.

This insight may echo what I’m driving at, yet it still falls short of encapsulating the full implication of the impending technological takeover. So, what lies beyond artificial intelligence? Certainly not a fresh way of thinking.

Every imaginable form of thought will eventually be executed more efficiently, more creatively, by a machine.

What remains is a profound unknowing. A machine can stop functioning, fall silent in the face of creation, but it can’t grasp or operate from a state of unknowing. But we humans are innately attuned to this. The essence of life is free, creative flow. Within this realm, the whole equation of success, the mechanical overcoming of hurdles, and the very definition of success and error, all morph. In plainer terms, they dissolve as we’ve understood them so far.

What persists is the unconditional, the absolute. Obstacles cease to exist. Errors become purely instructive. Yet, this cannot be understood intellectually or gleaned from surface-level observations. It must be realized directly.

Should humanity awaken to the profound implications of this shift? I can’t say for sure. But the question is surely worth pondering.

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