If you have never heard of Loab, it is well worth taking a moment to go lookup “Loab AI”. I first came across the concept of the “daemon AI” in a superb interview between two practising Catholics, Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire (yes, I know, it’s The Littlest Chickenhawk’s pet project, buyer beware, etc.), and Fr. Dan Reehil, one of a number of exorcists working in America.
The entire interview is well worth watching, but it happens to be nearly 2hrs long, and as such is probably better off in podcast form. I have bookmarked the moment where the two start discussing the advent of the “daemon AI” that we know of as “Loab”, and the descriptions you will hear are just horrifying:
So what is this “Loab” thing? Is it truly a daemon working in the code? Or is it merely a natural and entirely logical result of completely predictable code?
From one point of view, the outputs of AI-based image generation programs are simply too bizarre and terrifying to be anything other than supernatural malice:
On the other hand, the “ghost in the shell”, as it were, is nothing more than a bit of code that does exactly what it is supposed to do:
In my personal view, I think we have unleashed things with AI that we simply do not understand in the broadest sense.
It is true that AI only does what it is programmed to do. It is also true that computer programs behave in ways their designers cannot and do not anticipate. We have repeatedly seen cases of Big Tech companies shutting down AI programs, because they do things the designers did not think was possible.
Who is to say the same did not happen with these image processing programs?
More to the point, who is to say that the Adversary cannot infiltrate such programs, the same way the ruler of this world has infiltrated literally everything else around us?
Never forget that we live in a broken and Fallen world, especially in the West, where evil truly is large and in charge. And never forget that God permits the existence of evil, for His own ends.
The fact that “Loab” appears over and over again, across a number of different platforms and use cases, tells me there is something very seriously messed up going on behind the scenes, which the HOHLEE SAYENCE!!! cannot fully explain.
It is important to understand this in the context of rapidly rising daemonic activity throughout much of the Western world. Exorcists around the world have been talking about this for a while – if you listen to Fr. Vincent Lampert, or Fr. Chad Ripperger, they talk about how Convid resulted in substantially increased calls for help with perceived daemonic activity. Yet, the daemons seem to understand their time is limited – something BIG is coming, and they know it. They understand God is about to drop the hammer, in a very big way, which we mere mortals cannot understand.
I do not know if “Loab” is an actual daemon or not. Suffice to say, though, that we would be very well advised to stay the hell AWAY from a lot of these AI tools that are supposedly designed to make our lives easier, yet seem to be programmed by some very strange, sinister, and indeed often batshit crazy people.