From Extraterrestrials to the Mysteries of the Dead

by David Solomonoff

Intriguing overview by UFO and paranormal researcher Nick Redfern of theory that UFO pilots are artificial entities that lack souls and wish to appropriate ours in some way that will let them escape mortality or physical decay.

Whether this is possible or not might not deter the artificial aliens from attempting it of course – a similar presumption has taken hold with some our all too human technocrats including Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil, who predicts “We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves. Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking.”

A related question will be who is actually in charge of this post-human world. As AI becomes ubiquitous, more consideration must given to the potential dangers of unsupervised non-human decision making.

One example is the DARPA-Army program called SESU (System-of-Systems Enhanced Small Unit) which is simulating a future company-sized unit – 200 to 300 soldiers – reinforced by hordes of highly autonomous drones and ground robots. “The whole concept of the program is these swarms will become fire and forget,” a SESU expert said. “Given a mission they’ll be able to self-organize, recognize the environment, recognize threats, recognize targets, and deal with them.”

The next question will be whether those increasingly independent robots may one day wish to graduate from “dealing with threats” to their creators by killing them, to dealing with threats to their own existence by appropriating the souls of their creators.

Source: From Extraterrestrials to the Mysteries of the Dead | Mysterious Universe

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