Various sci-fi movies have always provoked our imagination as to how artificially intelligent aliens have always been. From the lethal machines in “War of the Worlds” to the cool AI-driven weaponry in “Star Wars,” we’re always astounded with their AI-powered gizmos.
What if the superintelligence really exists? What if for the extraterrestrials, AI was quite a commonplace or a natural everyday phenomenon?
They are 1000 years ahead of us:
There are 100 Earth-like planets for every grain of sand in the world. And imagine that in 1% of those planets, life advances to an intelligent level like it did here on Earth. That would mean there were 10 quadrillions or 10 million billion intelligent civilizations in the observable universe.
Could there be fossils in what is surely an ancient Martian riverbed? https://t.co/M5bNT2YJVM
— Yuri Milner (@yurimilner) March 26, 2019
Our Sun is relatively younger as compared to other stars in the universe with far older Earth-like planets. Compared to our 4.54-billion-year-old Earth, a hypothetical double the earth age planet would have technology and intelligence only 1000 years ahead of us.
We are going to be visited:
Precocious as they are, there are high possibilities that the sentient species are well versed with AI and its wide range of applications. The superior alien civilization would be far more interested in colonizing and commandeering our planetary resources, than in welcoming exchange of civilizations.
Increasing visibility of speculative extraterrestrial endeavors e.g., Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiatives—has gone hand-in-hand with amplified expressions of hesitation and dissent.
Elon Musk made his remarks at the World Government Summit in 2017. Asked if AI would in future be a benefit or threat for human communities, Musk remarked: “I think it’s both… one way to think of it is to imagine we’re going to be visited… by super-intelligent aliens, in let’s say 10 years or 20 years at the most.” Musk deepened the analogy saying “AI that is much smarter than the smartest human on earth” is, he warned, “a dangerous situation … digital super-intelligence will be like an alien.”
Wary about the work to notify aliens of our presence is not his alone. Stephen Hawking also offered a grave warning regarding our search for and attempts to communicate with, alien beings. Hawking’s own stark projections about the threat of machine learning, which, he said, “could spell the end of the human race”. He said, “In the future, AI could develop a will of its own, a will that is in conflict with ours.”
AI in a clear and obvious imagination possesses or is possessed of, an external or (extraterrestrial) intelligence, one that operates autonomously, unpredictably, and, in our deepest fears, mutinously. This confronts us with greater material urgency. With algorithmic decision-making, AI grows ever more ubiquitous and machine learning systems become increasingly sophisticated. This exponential advancement in the neural network research improves the odds of connecting to the synthetic and alien organic beings.
Alien involvement with AI is writ large:
In the early morning of July 25, 2001, a powerful burst of radio energy, less than 5 milliseconds in duration, swept through the Solar System and washed over the Southern Hemisphere of Earth. This extraordinary event went unnoticed for more than six years. It was not until November 2007 that astronomer Duncan Lorimer and his research student stumbled across the evidence for this intense spike of radio energy.
The evidence had been hiding among the mountains of archived data from the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. Perhaps an AI anomaly engine could have found the evidence for these fast radio bursts much sooner. And what is more important, there may be other surprises that human eyes have missed that are still waiting to be uncovered in data archives.
In May 1989, Robert Scott Lazar, owner of United Nuclear Scientific Equipment and Supplies appeared in an interview with reporter George Knapp on Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
He assumed a pseudonym “Dennis” and with his face hidden, talked about his purported employment at “S-4.” It is a subsidiary facility that (he claims) exists near the United States Air Force facility Area 51, next to Papoose Lake, which is located south of the main Area 51 facility at Groom Lake.
Area 51 gate
Lazar said that his job was to help with the reverse engineering of one of nine flying saucers. Bob claims one of the UFOs, the one he named the Sport Model, was made from a substance similar to stainless steel in appearance and feel. And atomic element 115 (moscovium) or E115 fueled the propulsion of this vehicle. He explained that E115 generates a gravity wave of its own that creates the propulsion.
Lazar also claims reading a ‘brief’ which describes extraterrestrial involvement with us for the past 10,000 years. These extraterrestrials are Grey Aliens, who belong to a planet orbiting in the twin binary star system- Zeta Reticuli.
What if we end up as the AI aliens?
To us, humans debating over the Earth is round, or Sun revolves around the Earth, is so primitive. That is just about where we are with this topic.
Yuval Noah Harari, in his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, talks about the evolution of our human race into a species that would be an amalgamation of man and machine. It features Homo Deus’ dreams with AI to overcome death and create artificial life.
It might be that in this blog we are unconsciously predicting our own self, 500 years ahead. But, if this is our future, would we be able to save our fragile world from our disruptive powers?
What do you feel our future holds?
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