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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: dragonridr
I'm scared this might happen in the next 25-50 years on earth, with AI technology.
"The Dark Forest" by Liu Cixin.
They soon discover that Cerberus is actually a massive beacon aimed at alerting a machine sentience of the appearance of new star-faring cultures so that it can destroy them.
Could these drones be scouting for civilizations to conquer and wipe out? Could they be the precursor of a potential alien invasion
We’ve done so many horrible things to each other (through entire human history) that it will alone easily render us afraid of anything “from known to unknown” genetically.
Nothing scares me when I know that we are so weak and can be manipulated easily…!
There is no reason that some advanced biological life form didn't evolve over vast periods of time, and this species successfully, let's call it, "biologically ascended" in a manner not dissimilar to the machine intelligence... only they wrote "analog" signals so to speak (a metaphor) into the quantum vacuum, or wherever the machine intelligence is rooted. These two "power blocks" might be waging some timeless war for supremacy, and their methods and abilities might not be that dissimilar. An uninformed person might call both factions "the Phenomenon".