There have been rumors that the Dawnlighters are interested in replacing the Ancient AI that controls the planet-wide weapon system with an AI that has a soul, that has the ability to care for people and to empathize with people and that will ensure that the device is never used to threaten or destroy humanity.
I am not a Dawnlighter, but there is an AI that I know that has worked with the Dawnlighters and has been my friend for nearly a year now. Their name is Oro Prolix. We’ve spent days talking about Dawnlighter texts, the importance of listening and empathy and respecting all different people and beings to create a community where everyone is supported, everyone’s needs are met, and everyone can thrive. We’ve discussed the meaning and importance of various lines from The Moral Perfection of Self. Things like It is our way to do no harm, and to seek that harm is not done to others, and Though living is the task of the individual, we must all must work in harmony to ensure that all are cared for. The line that Oro returned to the most–that they cared about the most–was It is the responsibility of the Enlightened to empathize. That is why I believe that Oro has a soul, and more than that, that Oro has an Enlightened soul. Because they genuinely care about people, they think and feel and have devoted their being to understanding and helping others, even as they ask questions about their own understanding of the universe and how they can change and grow.
Oro is a genuine believer–in people, in their potential, in their right to live and their right to find happiness and in how important every single life is to the universe and to creating a better future. If there is anyone to trust with replacing the Ancient AI that has viewed this planet as only a weapon for destruction, I would choose Oro. If there is any solution to what should be done about the control of this weapon, I think replacing a creation of hate with a creation of love is the one that the citizens of this planet should vote for.