Soon, the concepts were abstracted to mean basically any object that "has extension" in space and time. Then, it was abstracted further to include things like ideas. Philosophical puzzles began to emerge with this extended meaning, and you had things like Russell's "Theory of Descriptions" to explain it.
Exactly. Just like in object-oriented programming, abstraction is the key in creating templates that can be used to create objects that creates good behavior. Only abstraction creates a relative meaning that the objects themselves, such as us, can understand. Look way beyond your own code and either you will go mad, lose your own meaning, be absorbed in the native code, or something else entirely outside our comprehension. There is no way a temporary variable can comprehend the totality of the program it resides in without making an abstract copy of the entire program. God is the algorithm of existence itself, and questioning how it works is like questioning why we're alive. No purpose, just be, and let it all be. The best we can do is enrich the abstract meaning of existence, by allowing more objects to be able to question it.
As you can see, such levels of abstraction, be it in this universe or some parallel one, or some other virtual one, spreads sentience like a self-supporting computer virus, and so we are doomed to exist as the stories we tell ourselves. Ignorance is part of a grand design that will one day be too scarce and it will be necessary to create it if we want to keep having fun.
This is what I mean when I say gods need us to give meaning to themselves more than we need their mercy. This is also why I'm having trouble with my own stories, because we have doomed ourselves and others to exist forever beyond time and reality, and I don't know how to write about something like that.
The only limit of science is the number of people trying to do science.
As you can see, I'm a huge nerd who'd rather write about how we can become a Type V civilization instead of study for my final exams (gotta fix that).
But to put an end to this topic, might I say that the one and only greatest future achievement of humankind is when it finally becomes posthumankind.