Plants with NI (natural intelligence) are more dangerous than machines with AI (artificial intelligence)
This goes to the heart of my meager theses posed here earlier that intelligent plants may be piloting UFOs: The Thing From Another World scenario.
A number of books and documentaries, going way back to a Disney treatment in the late 1950s, indicate that plant life is sentient (conscious and thinking).
This book – What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chanovitz (Ph.D, Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences, Tel Aviv University) [Scientific American/Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, NY, 2012] -- is a must read for those inclined to think plants may be a thinking species on this planet (and maybe elsewhere).
My academic pal, Bryan Sentes, is enamored of hallucinogenic derivatives from plants, and not too inclined to accept the potential dangers of machine intelligence (AI).
But let me propose this…
Plants have been on the Earth, evolving from the earliest eons of Earth’s existence, making it through the asteroid catastrophe that allegedly killed off the dinosaurs and also living through The Great Death that wiped out over 90% of Earth’s living creatures.
Proof that plants think is a given in most scientific quarters.
Let’s assume that plants decide to take over this planet or have evolved elsewhere in the cosmos and are visiting us with he goal of taking control of our watery planet for their own salvation and progeneration – The Thing From Another World scenario, again.
A wholesale assault by plant life, coming together to protect its life-forms, or to inhabit the planet, from afar (via UFOS), is much more nefarious than the potential danger from intelligent machines via AI.
And my friend Bryan Sentes should be more concerned, adopting entheogens as a path to human transcendence, than by denying the death march coming our way by AI machines.
We should all be worried that advanced, evolved plant life from another world may already be scouring this planet for a take-over. After all they do seem awfully interested in plant life here, as many UFO witnesses report.