A cycle that you cannot escape. Beginning with birth, the awakening of consciousness. Primarily characterized by learning and gaining experience. Infinity. In the middle of life it dominates us, there are no limits. Life seems endless. We are here forever. The emerged I moves independently through life with the firmly anchored learned.
Then the inevitable, of which we know so little. The end, death or transformation to another plane. Exitus, the going out of life, the change, the detachment of the spirit from the body. And again a birth begins, but is it the same spirit? What happens to the spirit?
Virtue, the central category of ethics - at least since Aristotle - first spread under the Greek philosopher Plato. He coined and taught the concept of the four basic virtues, which describe the aspiration of man to become a useful person. Justice (Justitia), temperance (Temperantia), fortitude (Fortitudo) and prudence, Plato called it - prudent wisdom (Prudentia), formed the group of virtues taught to the Greek nobility since the 6th century.
The basic ethical rules spread throughout the Roman world, and the doctrine of virtue was also taught in Judaism. The Catechism expanded the four basic virtues to include three "divine virtues," faith (Fides), hope (Spes), and love (Caritas), and traces its origins to the Apostle Paul.
The combination of the four cardinal virtues and the three divine virtues still characterizes life today and stands for a person's good behavior. We live by it, no matter what religion, what kind of ancestry. Each ethnic group has its own laws, but the virtues are always found.
Four elements that give life. Earth, fire, water, air. They form the basis of existence. Without these we would not be, however, they can be without us! But are there not still more? No classical elements and yet so elementary!
The time! It determines everything, the rhythm, the elements, the life. It creates the verse measure in which everything can exist. Without time is nothing!
The space! Everything that surrounds us and more. Everything that was before we were and everything that remains when we no longer exist. Without the space there are no elements, no life, no us.
What about the equality of all people? Is the norm changing to a social structure that no longer has gender differences? Equality in education, sexual self-determination, human rights - human dignity. What about the fundamental rights of freedom and equality for all people?
They are the guardians of everything that surrounds us. They pay attention to the balance of everything and pursue the goal of maintaining it. They are everywhere - in the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, elements, space, time, life and death. Whatever exists, whatever is created, there are those who guard it and maintain the balance. But who or what are the guardians? Where do they come from and have they always been?
Artificial intelligence is increasingly taking its place in our society. In some areas, it is already unthinkable to do without it. But humans still control it. Only for how long? And will it be unlocked at some point? Without a barrier that protects us humans? What would such a "free" intelligence do with us humans? Will it help us? Will it continue to evolve on its own? What will happen when a new generation of robots with artificial intelligence is created? Will it also have symbols of faith?
Mankind has formed many different religions. All of them have their symbols, including icons, cult and holy images that showed emperors, gods, later Christ and holy images. What if an artificial intelligence also created icons? What would they look like?