Black Sabbath song: Computer God.
The song is about mankind's ultimate creation the computer god - a powerful kind of artificial intelligence.
The song has a dystopian perspective envisioning the replacement of the human species by computer and robot technology.
The technology described is purely logical and calculating with no emotions. It is solely based on the dream of a more effecient world than that of the humans---making the dreamer cold and unsympathetic.
Computer God
Waiting for the revolution New clear vision - genocide Computerize god - it's the new religion Program the brain - not the heartbeat
Onward all you crystal soldiers Touch tomorrow - energize Digital dreams And you're the next correction Man's a mistake so we'll fix it, yeah
Take a look at your own reflection Right before your eyes It turns to steel
[Chorus:] There's another side of heaven This way - to technical paradise Find it on the other side When the walls fall down
Love is automatic pleasure Virtual reality Terminal hate - it's a calculation Send in the child for connection
Take a look at the toys around you Right before your eyes The toys are real
Midnight confessions Never heal the soul What you believe is fantasy
Your past is your future Left behind Lost in time Will you surrender
Waiting for the revolution Program the brain Not the heartbeat
Deliver us to evil Deny us of our faith Robotic hearts bleed poison On the world we populate
Virtual existence With a superhuman mind The ultimate creation Destroyer of mankind
Termination of our youth For we do not compute No !


"Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks."

- Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, Frank Wilczek (The Independent, May 2014)

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