While most of us have an idea of what an alien would look like, most of ours involve little green men with strange eyes, rather than a robot. However, according to a number of experts, it’s highly likely that there artificial intelligence among the extraterrestrial community.
And before you walk away laughing, hear me out. Dr. Susan Schneider, a professor of philosophy at UCONN that writes papers on a number of scientific topics, including artificial intelligence, has a unique view point on this.
In a paper she entitled “Alien Minds,” she explains her theory as to why extraterrestrials would most likely be synthetic beings or artificially intelligent beings.
“Most people have an iconic idea of aliens as these biological creatures, but that doesn’t make any sense from a timescale argument,” Shostak told me. “I’ve bet dozens of astronomers coffee that if we pick up an alien signal, it’ll be artificial life.”
Merely two decades ago if you had mentioned the possibility of alien life, people would have looked at you as though you were insane. Now, each and every day a new whistle-blower comes forward from NASA asserting that it does indeed exist. And not only do they assert that it exists but that our government has knowledge of it.
However, even NASA and the scientific community have begun to acknowledge some understanding of the possibility of life outside of our planet. Despite that, Schneider is one of the first to bring up the possibility that such life could and probably would be artificial. And you have to admit, that she poses a great point.
Think about it, we are already seeing the increase in the technology which makes artificial intelligence possible. And it is advancing quickly. So quickly, in fact, that many people have joked that it won’t be long before we are replaced by A.I. And if aliens are advanced beings, wouldn’t it make sense that they would already be past that point? If not, at least at that point currently?