The machine will have made further inroads into our consciousness and we will have separated ourselves even more from the reality of spirit. This is part of the ongoing descent into a world of pure quantity in which nothing exists that cannot be measured.
William touches upon a crucial point here. Human creativity relates to the natural world as it invents machines and technology from material elements. In this sense, all technological developments serve as phases in man's spiritual development. At the same time, technological development can lead to or increase humanity’s enslavement to the purely material – to objects in the world.
This is particularly true when humanity turns its back on spiritual aims and values and looks to technological miracles to supply life with ultimate meaning. Unfortunately, when man is no longer motivated by spiritual aims and values, he finds ultimate meaning in things like utility, hedonism, altruism, and, above all, organization.
Quality is sacrificed for quantity. Everything becomes a numbers game. Organizing and controlling the numbers becomes the biggest game of all.
Human creativity will be put in a box with its lid firmly fastened. We will be told that AI and creativity can run alongside each other but it doesn't work like that. You either acknowledge the reality of spirit in which case AI will be recognised as anti-spirit or you ignore it in which case you enter a world in which everything is counted, controlled, numbered and known. That is a form of death because it denies freedom which is life.
This is vital. We have entered a phase in which we are called upon to become divinized co-creators of reality, but this entails recognizing and working from the primacy of the spiritual. It requires firm alignment and commitment to God and Creation because only properly oriented and aligned agency and freedom can nurture the sort of love needed for true spiritual co-creation.
The inherent danger in AI is that it works in the opposite direction. It increases the already gaping spiritual gap separating man from Creation and decreases human freedom and agency, which then lowers human creativity.
The allure of AI lies in its apparent creativity, but whatever creativity AI produces is a misguided and false replacement for the sort of creativity God requires of us in this time and place.
The creativity God desires from us inevitably pulls us closer to Creation and the purposes of Creation. This sort of creativity frees as its alignment with God and Creation increases. AI creativity is antithetical to these aims. Instead of freeing toward God via creativity, AI creativity further enslaves man to materialism.