“The brain is not billions of little computers. It vastly exceeds the most powerful computers in efficiency but it is not directed to calculation as such.”
In this vision, thanks to AI, work is to become an obsolete concept as we all sit around on the beach collecting a monthly paycheck from the government.
The rejoinder to this way of thinking, which Jay Richards expresses with wonderful concision, is that humans possess a unique capacity forever setting us apart from machines.
A reader asked whether this disproves the unity and freedom of the will. It appears that the patient wills two things simultaneously: getting dressed and getting undressed.
Google Assistant offers to do things for you that you can and should do for yourself.