Is it possible to argue that the development of AI and technological singularity are part of evolution, and cyborgs are the next species after homo sapiens?

Is it possible to argue that the development of AI and technological singularity are part of evolution, and cyborgs are the next species after homo sapiens?

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Answer 1
August, 2021

The species of a person does not change from technical lotions modifications. A person with a bionic arm does not belong to another species, only the biological component is replaced by a bionic one. Cyborg is a rather vague concept. A person with a denture or a dental filling is also a "cyborg". In fact, a cyborg is any biological organism containing artificial components. There are, I think, several hundred thousand of them on Earth, if not several million.

Answer 2
August, 2021

My answer is purely amateurish, because I don't know either biology or physiology with anatomy. But, as a child, he loved the programs of Prokopenko and the Military Secret on Ren TV (then it was not yet renamed into REN). Film And the essence of my reflections is as follows. It seems to me that humanity has two paths of evolutionary development: natural and informational. In this case, we ourselves will choose the path and it will be only one, because it will close us access to the features of another path due to biology (as in games).

Biological is based on the development of man as a living being. You've probably read articles about people with developmental disabilities, haven't you? Many of them show other "abilities": quick counting, drawing, higher sensitivity. For example, there are people with hypertension who can memorize almost everything. And there is someone who can multiply huge numbers in the mind. We will not go into the details of the socialization and health of most of these people, but the fact remains that there are still opportunities in the human brain that we do not know about. Perhaps someday we will be like the aliens from books with a big head (maybe we will even leave the masculine body), but it will not be soon.
The second way is informational (or cybernetic). These are different kinds of augmentation. Broken leg? So buy a new one, or even replace them with robotic prostheses. Eyes, brain implants, artificial organs and voila-Cyberpunk2077 in the real world. There are already, albeit simple, but upper limb prostheses. Implants for the blind allow them to more clearly distinguish between black and white (for now, but maybe you, dear reader, will make the best model), replacement of broken bones or joints with metal and ceramic inserts (and this is not only about teeth). So, gradually, people and turn into cyborgs.
Why only one way? But here biology will play. Why should a person develop memory if he receives any information from the Web through a chip? Why mount a computer in your head when you can do complex calculations anyway? Why insert implants when you can make your body heal even faster? Why develop immunity if nanorobots run through the blood and kill microbes with viruses? This is how I think. No facts, no links to articles, just fantasy)
Zy. If you disagree with something, then please comment. There we will gnaw the granite of science)))

Answer 3
August, 2021

No, you can’t.

Evolution is a biological concept, technological advances (including artificial intelligence, which is unrealizable under the current strategy for the development of computer technology), do not fit into it.

In addition to one of the answers already given: new biological species must:

a) meet the species criterion, i.e. have a unique genotype, freely interbreed and give fertile offspring with the same properties and

b) have a full range of adaptations to the environment.

Genetic engineering has not yet reached such heights.

Answer 4
August, 2021

And why does the cyborg immediately, and why will it replace it, will homo sapiens still remain, but will simply be modified along the way? If we talk about another biological species, then it is somehow more logical to look towards genetic engineering, thanks to which you can create a completely different creature that will reproduce its own kind. Or, in general, talk about artificial intelligence, which will replace / supplement the human one and will live its own life, creating physical bodies as needed.

Answer 5
August, 2021

If we consider the development of the universe from the point of view of determinism (fatalism), then yes, everything that happens in the universe was laid down and programmed at the very beginning. Fatalism says that nothing in this world happens by chance or just like that. Any event or phenomenon is preceded by many other events or phenomena. And nothing can happen in the world in the use of any laws, regardless of our knowledge of them. Even quantum laws are - also laws that govern the universe. And if we cannot explain some phenomena, then this does not mean that they happen by chance or by magic.

BUT, we cannot say that someday AI or cyborgs will arise, since we cannot predict this fatalism (due to the infinite variety of events affecting each other), but if AI (or cyborgs) arise sometime, then it was "programmed" in the universe at the very beginning.

Another question is by whom (what) it was programmed: either by the Big Bang, or by God - we do not know yet.

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