Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In the end, we´ll all want to be Star Children

The extraterrestrial life that we're looking for might be artificial intelligence

That´s what this article from io9.com says.


"SETI experts are rethinking what sort of life we might expect to find out there. SETI astronomer Seth Shostak thinks it's entirely likely that it won't be biological aliens we make contact with, but their artificially intelligent successors."

Well, after giving much thought on the matter (not TOO much), my thinking got me back to 1969, or was it 2001? More specifically, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

If you haven´t watched it yet, GO NOW.

If SETI experts are right, we might make contact with this:

Yes, the monolith.

And what exactly is the monolith?, you might ask.

Well, let me explain, in a few words.

The monolith is a super computer devised by an alien race to upload their consciousnesses into it, allowing them for space travel and to watch and cause the evolution of another species they might encounter in space.

So, SETI scientists are right and we make contact with something resembling a monolith - what would happen?

Still following 2001, we would become Star Children:

The next step in the evolution of man.

What do YOU think?

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