Singularity and UFOs
The concept of singularity – the idea that machines with artificial intelligence will replace mankind – could occur sometime in the near future (as early as 15 years from now) according to some physicists and deep-thinkers:
There is subtle evidence (or perception) that some machines and technological incursions have already permeated human society: the immersion of humans into the web of “social media” via smartphones, tablets, PCs, et cetera.
Social media, if one is paying attention, indicates that the machines, with their intuitive correctives of grammar and spelling (and even ideas) have supplanted thinking by a large portion of human society.
But that aside – it’s too obvious to pursue here – what does “singularity” have to do with UFOs?
Some ufologists and UFO enthusiasts have always maintained that UFOs (and flying saucers) have been manned by robots.
My view, along with others, has been that Earth is too far off the Universe (or galactic) beaten path to warrant any interest for advanced space explorers, living or robotic.
However, futurist Ray Kurzweil has predicted singularity “intelligence will radiate outward from the planet until it saturates the universe” as you will read in the top link above.
If that is plausible, then a race of intelligent robots could, hypothetically, traverse the Universe, stumbling upon Earth in such wayward travels, discovering primitive life forms (humans and other species) that might cause them to explore and study such life forms.
The problem, for me, is that there are too many UFO sightings (or reports of UFOs) to substantiate the hypothesis; that is, a few advanced robotic civilizations are logically tolerable but a slew of them, all fixated on this meager Earth is a bit much to accept.
Yet, the idea of a singularity existent civilization elsewhere, in the Universe, is intriguing surely, especially if we humans will become extinct by the machines we are creating and allowing to control our lives, even now.