The Status Quo of José Ortega y Gasset’s Supernatural Concepts: From the Perspective of Artificial Intelligence

Antonio Luis Terrones Rodríguez


The first text of José Ortega y Gasset thinking about technology was published in 1935. Nearly a century later, this paper attempts to save a concept put forward by Spanish philosophers in Meditación de la técnica, that is: supernatural. Today, the biggest challenge facing technology is to maximize artificial intelligence and make it a means to challenge the restrictions imposed by nature. One of the most prominent suggestions in the field of artificial systems is superintelligence and uniqueness, which are the two most desired wishes of thinkers such as Nick Bostrom or Raymond Kurzweil. Therefore, if the field of technology is vigorously developing artificial intelligence, we should ask ourselves whether the motivation behind this momentum is really based on human needs for supernatural phenomena, which Ortega y Gasset have been talking about.


Artificial Intelligence; Vital Project; Singularity; Supernatural; Superintelligence

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