A robot has passed the self-awareness test
A robot in New York has passed the classic King's Wise Men puzzle which serves as a test of the awareness of the self.

The induction puzzle goes as follows:

‘The King called the three wisest men in the country to his court to decide who would become his new advisor. He placed a hat on each of their heads, such that each wise man could see all of the other hats, but none of them could see their own. Each hat was either white or blue. The king gave his word to the wise men that at least one of them was wearing a blue hat - in other words, there could be one, two, or three blue hats, but not zero. The king also announced that the contest would be fair to all three men. The wise men were also forbidden to speak to each other. The king declared that whichever man stood up first and announced the color of his own hat would become his new advisor.’

Roboticists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute adapted it for a trio of robots, two of which were told they had been given a “dumbing pill” which prevented them from talking before all three were asked which one was still able to speak.

All three initially couldn’t solve the problem and said “I don’t know”, but when only one of them made the noise, the robot in question heard its own voice and then followed up: “Sorry, I know now!”

The roboticists realise that the completion of this simple test hardly amounts to, as the New Scientist put it, 'scaling the foothills of consciousness’, but team leader Selmer Bringsjord said that by passing many tests of this nature robots will build up a repertoire of abilities that will make them become very useful to humans.

“They try to find some interesting philosophical problem, then engineer a robot that can solve that problem,” said John Sullins, a philosopher of technology at Sonoma State University. “They’re barking up the right tree.”

Robots might still be a long way off achieving 'consciousness’ as humans understand it, but their simulation of it can be pretty powerful.

People don’t realize how deep the Jesus parallels in “Three Gems and a Baby” go
  • An extremely powerful being miraculously birthed in human form, carrying the powers of their parents with them, who will eventually “Save” the earth using “peace and love”. Both were also “Fusions” between man and another, superior creature.
  • Three wise men (Gems?) coming to the nativity scene originally going to harm the infant end up giving presents meant for the infant when they’re older (though, for Steven Universe, this happens in reverse order, and the three wise men were ordered to do it as opposed wanting to)
  • The people conjugate in unconventional location (A van/A farmyard)
  • Both are set in winter (Speaking Pop culturally)
  • Jesus caused an insurrection; Rose was only able to give birth because of her’s
  • Greg wears a outfit similar to that of Mary, using the blue blanket as a shroud. 

The Three Wise Men

And what about the three wise men, the three kings, or three magi? They are also symbolic, and are shepherds who are already dressed with vestures of the Lord, with the Light, with the Solar Bodies.

Wise comes from the word wisdom. Wisdom in Hebrew is Chokmah. Chokmah is the second Sephirah, which is attributed to the most beautiful atoms of that energy that we call Christ. Chokmah, Christ, wisdom, makes one wise. To be wise is to have Christ within. So, the three Wise Men are three steps or three categories, three degrees, in which we incarnate the Lord.

In other places they are represented with a crown. Crown in Hebrew is Kether, the Father. The Crown of Life is Christ. They are crowned already, meaning that they are kings, as David, as Solomon, because Christ is within. They are anointed by fire. That is what we call Messiah. Messiah is the same as Christ, or an Avatar, somebody that is a vehicle of the Solar Light. Christ expresses itself everywhere.

These three Wise Men are three levels in which Christ expresses itself within those who are already walking on the path:

a black wise man
a white wise man
a yellow wise man

These are the three colors of Alchemy. The first one is black because when you first receive the Lord, your matter is still black with ego and desire. The fire is still enclosed within different parts of your Being, within your Consciousness, within your body, and you need to liberate it like a charcoal needs to liberate the fire. When that fire is completely liberated and the blackness disappears, then the whiteness appears, which is the purity, the virginity of the fire within the matter.

To become a white wise man is not easy; it is the most difficult part. There are many initiates who enter into the first part of the work and become black wise men, or black kings. The word Malachim is Hebrew and means kings or queens, and refers to Tiphereth in the world of Yetzirah, the world of the Angels. At that level of initiation you receive the level of Malachim, or king. Only in that level you can become a wise man, the incarnation of Chokmah, wisdom. But in the beginning, as the Master Samael explains in his books, you don’t notice the fire within the black, because that black has to annihilate all that blackness within, which is lust, ego, all of that negativity, animal desire that we have within. By annihilating it, the Consciousness—which is fire, Christ—is liberated. Then the initiate begins to shine more, little by little, and seeing more light until become white.

The white king or magi appears after defeating Lucifer at one particular stage. This is what happened with Jesus: he appears before the multitudes after defeating Lucifer, within, as a white magician.

The path has to be walked in a higher level in order to become the yellow wise man. The yellow wise man is above the white. Yellow is the color of gold. That gold has to appear in the initiate. Before the gold can appear, he has to purify himself very much. That gold appears when the individual is resurrected.

The metal gold is the symbol of the sun. Silver is the symbol for the moon, and the gold for the sun. If you are becoming a yellow wise man, it is because you are already a Solar Man. You are completely purified, you are a vehicle. As the metal gold is a vehicle of the Solar Light, you are also a vehicle of the Solar Light, you are a gold man, a Solar Man. This is because you built a diamond soul.

A diamond stone is also related to the Sun. To have a diamond in your finger or in your necklace is easy, but to make your soul a diamond, that is very difficult. To make your soul a diamond soul is to possess the Philosophical Stone, to be a resurrected Master with dominion over the four elements, because you are in the very center of the cross, of the X, and from the very center you command the water, the air, the fire and the earth, because you are the vehicle of that light, which is in the center of the sun, in the center of the earth, in the center of the Pleiades, in the center of the galaxy, in the center of the universe. That light transforms you in different levels as well.

There are many resurrected Masters who have dominion only in this solar system, others who have dominion over the galaxy, others who have dominion in the Infinite, because that light transforms the initiate in different steps. Among the resurrected Masters, not all of them have that expansion, only those who have the wisdom of many infinites can enter into the Absolute (with the level of Anklad) and become Paramarthasatyas. That is why when we refer to the Master Jesus of Nazareth, the Master Aberamentho, we always bow before him, because he is a Paramarthasatya. He has the wisdom of many infinites within himself. He came to this planet Earth in order to help. There are other resurrected Masters who have the wisdom of galaxies. This is how the Solar Light expands, and it depends on your work, it depends on your Consciousness. You see, there are always different Hierarchies, even among the Resurrected, among the yellow magicians.

So, this is the Nativity of Christ. It is a graduation, a system of awakening the Solar Powers that are latent within each one of us.

If a child has gone through the agonizing decision of cutting off contact with a parent, for the love of Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men, do not guilt them for it.

Ceasing contact with someone who was supposed to love and support you and be there for you through thick and thin but has met you with nothing but disappointment and heartache is not an easy decision and it’s not something anyone would take lightly. So if someone has come to the point where they feel like the only way to end the pain is to stop speaking to that person, be there for them, comfort them, and have their back when they need it. And for fuck’s sake, whatever you do, do not sit there and tell them ‘oh well, he/she is your father/mother, they don’t deserve this’ or 'you’re being silly/being rude/over reacting/going to regret not talking to them’ or, my personal favorite, 'without them you wouldn’t be here so be grateful’.

Providing your DNA does not make you a parent and it most definitely does not excuse you from blame when you fuck your child’s life up so please let’s stop pretending that parents can do nothing wrong and that the child is the automatic party at fault when they finally get up the nerve to stand up for themselves, k?

Now hopefully these were at least royal court magi, because your run-of-the-mill magi were a pretty sketchy bunch – they’re described throughout the Bible as frauds, snake oil salesmen, and swindlers. It’s assumed that these weren’t lowly street magi based on the luxury gifts they came packing, though one Old Testament verse suggests that they were just as likely to be traveling salesmen as they were wandering nobility – an interpretation shunned by church authorities, but that was understandably popular with Renaissance businessmen. Yeah, we know “and then a bunch of knife-salesmen showed up” doesn’t exactly set a holy scene. It gets worse: The magi’s choice of gifts would have raised some eyebrows, too, given how frequently the Bible mentions both frankincense and myrrh as aphrodisiacs. … It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the magi began to be described as kings, largely to make the New Testament story better match the Old Testament messiah prophecies, and probably because “kings” sounded better than “magical spice perverts.”

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