Last month we published a blog on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the interaction between and impact on human consciousness. We asked multiple AI Chatbots for their feedback on IONS Guiding Hypothesis:
Everything is interconnected. By embodying an awareness of this interconnection, we can tap into information and energy not limited by space and time, and profoundly amplify transformation, innovation, and well-being.
We got some fascinating responses, so we decided to follow up with Open AI – ChatGPT (which we found had the most robust content) on one aspect of their response to the IONS Guiding hypothesis because we were curious to learn more about this perspective:
It is essential to note that claims regarding the transcendence of space and time or the ability to access unlimited information and energy are speculative and not scientifically supported.
Below is a summary of what we heard from Chat GPT. This particular conversation with AI was interesting because it became an investigation into the current worldview on the kind of frontier science that IONS is doing and that ChatGPT is reflecting.
One of the things that is interesting about AI is that it has the capacity to quickly access and summarize huge amounts of data and perspectives that are currently available online. While some of the responses we got from Chat GPT support the IONS hypothesis and our follow-up questions, there are definitely still perspectives reflecting that the rigorous research that IONS has conducted over the last 50 years (and the work of our colleagues in the field) that this kind of science is not evidence-based or validated.
We’ve bolded those portions of the responses that we think represent some outdated perspectives on IONS research. We are curious what you think about what they reflect about the current worldview on frontier science(s), so you can comment on this blog until Friday, July 28th.
Summary of AI’s Response to the Limitations of Space and Time
In the realm of science, our understanding of space and time is rooted in the theories of relativity put forth by Albert Einstein. According to these theories, the speed of light sets an upper limit on the transfer of information and energy through space-time. While there are theoretical possibilities such as wormholes and exotic phenomena like quantum entanglement, practical applications or evidence supporting transcending space and time remain speculative and hypothetical.
While technological advancements have certainly allowed us to access vast amounts of information and tap into various sources of energy, there are still limitations imposed by the laws of physics and the finite resources available to us.
Similarly, energy availability is subject to physical and practical constraints. While we continue to develop renewable energy sources and strive for efficient utilization, there are still limitations imposed by the availability of resources, technological infrastructure, and environmental considerations.
It is important to differentiate between speculative or metaphysical claims and scientifically established knowledge. While the concept of interconnectedness has value in promoting empathy, holistic thinking, and interdisciplinary approaches, claims that go beyond established scientific understanding should be critically examined and approached with caution.
Science is an ongoing process of inquiry, and our understanding of the universe continues to evolve. As new discoveries and advancements are made, our understanding of interconnectedness and its potential implications may also expand.
It is important to distinguish between the possibilities explored in scientific research and the claims that go beyond established scientific knowledge. Science relies on empirical evidence, rigorous testing, and repeatability to establish its findings. Speculative claims may inspire further exploration, but they require careful scrutiny and supporting evidence to be considered scientifically validated.
I’m familiar with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). IONS conducts scientific research on consciousness and interconnectedness. In summary, while there are theoretical possibilities and ongoing scientific exploration, the claims of unlimited access to information and energy and the transcendence of space and time currently lack sufficient empirical evidence within the established scientific framework.
Because AI Chatbots are always gathering information from what is available online at the moment, it also means that their responses are always changing. What are your thoughts about what these responses reflect about the current worldview on the kind of frontier science that IONS is doing?