posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 10:17 PM
I am reminded of a Sci/fi novel from ages ago by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. titled "Sirens of Titan"
A manufactured anomaly is found in the ice of Titan and an expedition is launched to find out what it is.
Turns out it is an alien ship that has been there since the dawn of man, laying there in the ice.
The humans get there and dig down to the alien ship. Once in, they somehow activate the ships control AI which asks them to go get the element from
one of their pieces of equipment, which they do. The AI says "plug it in here please" and they do.
It then says thanks and now leave this ship as I am leaving. What? say the humans. After all this time. We thought we could learn from you all about
the universe. The AI says know this. A billion years ago I broke down here and had no way to find a replacement part. So I sent a concentrated beam to
your planet, generated an intelligent species which would some day invent space travel and along with it this particular filament in this particular
type of machinery. Now I have it and I'm outta here. See ya my children.