Fun post OP S&F!!
"Skunk Works" has some of the best material in my opinion.
Here is a thought I have been thinking lately, kinda mixes in with your post.
What if "WE" are the machines? I put that in quotes for a reason. Allow me to explain, it may take a moment
Most of you on ATS should be familiar with the concept of linear time being an "illusion".
Linear time or what we think of "time" is the perception of something in our mind that relies on memories of our "past" and also a projection into a
"future" event. Ultimately everything is happening right now. The "past" and the "future" only exist in our mind. You can also see this in a spiritual
light ~ some would call this new perception the end of suffering, or "enlightenment".
Hopefully you have heard of these concepts to grasp the straw I will be reaching for in the following explanation.
This line of thought sometimes ties my mind into a knot.
Bare with me
Now for there to even be this "now" that some have felt
(it can't be found in the mind/thought) or experienced, this "now" has to already have
been established, or created.
That sentence doesn't make sense because the "words" we use to describe things are limited. For example our minds interpretation of the word now comes
preloaded with the notion of a genesis, or a beginning point. This is why enlightenment is hard to achieve, we look for this "now" in our mind where
it will never be found/felt.
Now if we can agree that everything is indeed happening now
This opens up some interesting thoughts when looking at AI, or biological machines.
If everything that has happened or will ever happen is happening in this "now" moment, then humans have already created AI, or biological machines.
What we call our awareness could possibly be artificial intelligence, and what we experience today is actually our (AI) past.
What "we" (as in) our "awareness" is experiencing is how "we" (AI) were created by humans.
The human brain could simply be a very powerful "computer", after death all our "memories" are uploaded to the main frame or source. The logical thing
to do at that point (point of view of "source"), would be to divide yourself up into many different forms to have a first hand experience of your
"our" ~ creation/creators.
You (as source) would need to forget you are in fact the creator and the source, that way the experience you have here feels real.
This would then make an excellent way for a more advanced species to "teach" their young. The lessons learned would be invaluable I imagine, and also
could work on some level as "therapy" for this more advanced species.
You could in essence obtain millions of year of information in linear time, in what would be maybe 1 hour (or less) in your "time". Or you could
"manipulate" the program to provide individual lessons (therapy), but the overall creation or the "ending" so to speak would always be the same.
Under this theory the "ending" would be when humans create the "big bang", that actually formed the entire universe in the "beginning". The end and
the beginning would be one in the same. The alpha and the omega so to speak.
As for actually changing the "ending"
Maybe you could remember your true nature as "source" and begin creating while in this form. Perhaps creating something "new", or different than your
I might make a thread sometime if I ever work these "thoughts" out in a more detailed and easier to understand explanation.
I know most of that will be hard to follow.
And remember this is a just a "thought", your post just brought it to mind.
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