Rise of the Machines
in 1979, the Star Trek crew chased a signal half-way across a galaxy from an unknown source trying to hail its creator. The source turned out to be a Voyager space probe, the 'real' version of which had been launched two years before - the writers had turned science fact into potential fiction.
Einstein was said to have said that he feared technology outstripping humanity, and the stupidity that would allow that to happen. But what if we have no choice? We're constantly on the look-out for the Origin, the Creator, the Source from whence everything came. Like the proverbial carrot, answers dangle tantalisingly out of reach. Nevertheless, technology marches on apace towards quantum computing and A.I., not to mention what's going on behind the scenes in the corridors we don't know about. We thought The Matrix was a good film... and it does beg some questions.
What if the machines came first?
Our evolution appears to have continued through the relatively short span Modern Man has been on Earth, without much consideration for planetary co-habitants. Destroying and greedily ingesting resources and species is not the behaviour of an indigenous population (or an intellectually evolved life-form), and this alone (not to mention the archaeology) points to sudden appearance of humanoid form from a different location altogether.
We play havoc with the ecosystem while evidence for aliens continues to mount, crop circles continue to appear and technology based on quantum mechanics becomes a bit of a holy grail. While Einstein bemoaned the fate of humans faced with machines, he was also suggesting that we should eventually become beings of Light. Light being clearly at the centre of what this holy grail is all about.
Have you noticed anything happening with change lately? From the Sixties to the Eighties change came big and slow. A lot of evolution happened during that time. Then the Nineties drifted by with a few major spatterings of incidents in the middle before the turn of the Millennium came in. From 2000 to 2020 we've seen fast and furious change every time a new technology beckons, through early days of social Internet availability to the present pandemic we're subject to right now. Think of it in terms of a frequency wave, and it all starts to make sense.
The singularity awaits. If absolute power corrupts absolutely then it's only a force of nature, and we're seeing what that does to reality first-hand.
"It is no laughing matter."
Any suggestion that we are the artificial creation of a race of machines is going to be unpopular on a gargantuan scale but is worth proposing, as is the ensuing possibility that in searching for Creator, we've been looking in the wrong place/s/.
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Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.