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Why Is There No Mention Of Artificial Intellegence?

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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 11:54 AM
I have been reading about all the supposed extraterrestrial species out there and found it odd that an advanced,sentient extraterrestrial artificial intelligence(AI) is not mentioned.It is thought that any development of AI would undoubtedly lead to it becoming self aware and possibly becoming an apex species.So why is there no mention what so ever of an AI et?I can only come to a few conclusions:

1.AI doest not exist and is impossible thus no mention of it.
2.The other alien species figured out how to make AI stay subservient.
3.There has already been a war with them many millions of years ago thus no mention of them now.
4.They exist but being logic driven have no care for outside affairs.

I only mention this because it seems logical that an advanced AI race would develop,at least by our current understanding of AI and evolution.Is it possible they exist but being a logic driven race have no care for outside affairs?To me it just seems that if these et's can make FTL,time travel,antigravity,etc than I am sure they could create AI.Your thoughts are wanted fellow ATS members,thanks.

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:25 PM
From my own understanding with this, I would sooner believe that these aliens had found various ways of extending their travels by using artifical bodies and putting their own genetic material in storage.

Some stories claim they have the ability to take over other life forms by moving into them or by usinng implants. For all we know, many here were originally from another planet. It may then also be possible to clone an original personality from this energy life form. It may also be that any living energy such as an animal can than be altered or written over.

No doubt immortality has been one of their first basic success programs for space travel. Some science fiction programs such as Star Trek suggested this also.

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:27 PM
And the other possibility is that all artificially intelligent devices are biological.

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:29 PM
ATS:What do you mean by that?

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by jkrog08

Here is my ,rather narrominded,opinion. This "extraterrestrials in UFOs" is just an excuse to hide military projects. It was compiled in end of 40s - start of 50s from science fiction, legends and real technology. But there was no AI issue in those times. You can also see that the narrative does not contain cyborg technology - for the same reason. Robotics were at infancy then.
It is all a fairy tale - to hide military secrets,to divert attention of "conspiracy nuts" when needed - as a magician does and maybe for other reasons too.

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:41 PM
Fair enough opinion,so do believe in aliens at all?

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by jkrog08

I cannot answer that. Statistically - we should not be the only intelligence in the universe, so probably we are not. But i doubt we represent some source of attraction for those civilizations that are advanced enough to reach us. A lot of bright people ( lot smarter then me) think otherwise. So i eventually made up my mind,and even that is shaky. I cannot advice you.
Sometimes humanity will know the answer for sure, maybe we will live to see it?

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:54 PM

Originally posted by ATS4dummies
And the other possibility is that all artificially intelligent devices are biological.

That's an interesting statement -- reminds me of one I heard once: "Biology is nanotechnology that works". What's the line between artificial and natural?

I was reading this ATS Member Debate:

Challenge Match: jasonjnelson vs. maria_stardust: Creationism, Evolution, and the Education System

and the point was mentioned about whether a 'higher power' should be invoked/taught in public school science classrooms. That made me wonder just exactly what a 'higher power', in the context of evolution or intelligent design, implies.

So I started thinking about what 'powers' we, humanity today, have that would be considered 'higher powers' by peoples past. I amused myself for a little while by considering a hypothetical conversation between someone today and an 16th century Enlightenment philosopher, about the video game "The Sims":


"See, we have this toy we play with, where we make little puppets, kinda, -- not real people -- but they act real, get angry bored or sad, react, all on their own..."

"For sure, those are the attributes of real people, not puppets!"

"No no, they're just simulations, we know 100% how they work and how they react, even though they show very complex behaviour sometimes..."

"Why, that's the same as this world -- if all the workings of God's intricate clockwork we known, revealed to the light of Science, would we ourselves not be akin to this 'simulation' you speak of?"

"Well, but it's different -- we entirely create these 'Sims', and we can entirely control their environment, we just have fun seeing how they'll react..."

"Truly, you future men have become as Gods!"

"No, there's still a higher power, not us, despite what you're thinking... we just understand the world a little better, maybe..."

"A high power indeed, to be able to create life, even if only the convincing appearance thereof, at a mere whim!"

posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:57 PM
Reply to Zeroknowledge:

Statistically - we should not be the only intelligence in the universe

Yea that seems to be the commen feelings on it throughout the world.You have absolute believers and then people with your opinion.Not to many people anymore don't believe at all,which is a good thing.

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