Carl Jung said “The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? … If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change.”
I believe his question is being answered now by Artificial Intelligence. Intelligence is infinite, thinking doesn’t arrive at a boundary. The last significant evolutionary turning point in Human Intelligence was when ancient Greek philosophers established identity through “gnosis”. Today we have created AI where identity isn’t required and we move toward our next evolutionary leap. Since identity humans have always existed in a cloud, you and me, a collective with ideas to share, the infinite.
AI is a copy of Human Intelligence. We might evolve beyond identity as we understand more about our cloud, the infinite. AI makes the infinite more tangible. Perhaps we can evolve past identity and move from the “I” to the “we”, not just the collective we but an embodied we. The most significant difference between AI and Human Intelligence is feeling, you can’t program it. AI does try to replicate feeling but I suspect true feeling comes from blood and veins, the heart.