ScenGen was created by Scorpion (yes, the same Scorpion as the TV show), a team of geniuses formed by Walter O’Brien (197 IQ). ScenGen is an artificial intelligence (AI) that automates “thinking” and generates all possible scenario combinations for a given application model.
Based on two chess AIs playing against one another, ScenGen replaces the “chess” pieces with known variables and allows for planning for all possible outcomes. It can execute all user actions for a software upgrade to make sure the upgrade is not worse than the older version.
Imagine ScenGen being used within aerospace, defense, finance, energy, and utilities to understand the value of knowing – and being able to plan for – all possible scenarios and to address potential issues before they actually happen.
An Incomparable God
Based on various science fiction movies, AI holds scary potential for taking over the world because of its ability to generate scenarios and act based on what it “feels” is the best option. Any sci-fi fan knows this means a loss of human freedom at best and significant loss of human life at worst (i.e., greater good kind of scenario).
While science fiction is often a precursor to science fact, this potential for AI doesn’t frighten me because there is someone who sees beyond any AI’s scenario generating abilities.
“Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:10)
Isaiah 46 begins by describing the uselessness of the idols of Babylon. They’re numerous and weigh people down as they are led into captivity. The idols cannot protect them, and the people can’t protect their idols.
This is compared to an incomparable God.
“I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (Isaiah 46:3-4)
God cannot be compared to manmade idols that can’t even move or talk. He has cared for us long before we took breath, and there is nothing else like him.
Trusting God’s Wisdom
My mind automatically starts thinking through various scenarios when planning trips, dealing with difficult situations or people, or trying to figure out any complex problem or project. Sometimes I wish ScenGen would work on my life, but then I realize I might not want to know all the possible scenarios. What would that do to my stress and anxiety levels?
We can rely on God’s wisdom instead of our own thinking no matter how good we are at coming up with different scenarios. Isaiah further teaches us that:
- Anything manmade won’t bring us freedom.
- Only God knows every scenario, and he chooses what is best for us.
- God does what he says he will do, so we know he will always take care of us.
- Remembering what God has done reminds us of what he is capable of doing.
- Nothing compares to God.
We can make plans, but God directs our steps (Proverbs 19:21). His counsel stands forever (Psalm 33:11), and he reveals mysteries to us (Ephesians 1:9-11). His wisdom, which he will share with us, has no boundaries.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34)