I was working on putting together a thread about Professor Rudolph Steiner (one of the greatest esoteric teachers of the last century) and his many claims towards the near future, and found this article from an old Anthroposophical magazine where he is talking about his prediction for the future regarding what we now know as “The Internet”:
I know some of the language he uses may be too obscure or esoteric for many people, but he basically predicted the internet and AI, its ahrimanic nature.
Claiming humans “will have to unite
his life with these terrible mineral-plant like spider creatures.” (Something that is already happening today).
Rudolf Steiner also points to the fact that there
are certain occult circles which are well aware of
this approaching danger and who are intent on
advancing it by deliberately keeping this secret.
In conclusion, the aims of the above
mentioned occult circles not only relate to the
spiritual en-webbing of humanity but
ultimately in the endeavour to put the whole
undertaking into the service of “Sorat.”
Because the latter is primarily the opponent of
the Ego-principle within mankind the enwebbing of humanity through the artificial
intelligence that has come alive has to ultimately
lead to the loss of the Ego.