An absolutely fascinating post! This gives a philosophical framework explaining why we do not need to fear the rise of machines. As some in our political world and scientific world warn of either the domination and conquering of machines a la Terminator or the replacement of humans and the devaluing of humans, something like the rise of AI can actually force us to have to think about what makes humans unique and special. If all humans are is a biological machine, then a digital machine can replace it. If humans are not just flesh and bone and we are not just living in a monistic universe, meaning we are in fact as the Bible says we are, body and soul, an embodied soul, then we can have great comfort. Our creator made us unique; we cannot replace ourselves and we cannot take his spot.