Sunday, October 25, 2015

Aliens Evolved From Organic Beings To Robots, Humans Will Do The Same


Is ET a ROBOT? Astronomer Royal believes aliens have transitioned from organic forms to machines - and humans will do the same. Sir Martin Rees believes if we manage to detect aliens, it will not be by finding organic life, but from picking up signals made by machines. Droids or machines could be so advanced, we can't decode the signals. He thinks humans will make the transition from organic to machines too.

Aliens may resemble little green men or tentacle monsters in sci-fi films, but the Astronomer Royal claims they may be far less organic.

British astrophysicist and cosmologist, Sir Martin Rees, believes if we manage to detect aliens, it will not be by stumbling across organic life, but from picking up a signal made by machines.

It's likely these machines will have evolved from organic alien beings, and that humans will also make the transition from biological to mechanical in the future.


British astrophysicist and cosmologist, Sir Martin Rees, believes if we manage to detect aliens, it will not be by stumbling across organic life, but from picking up a signal made by machines (illustrated)

British astrophysicist and cosmologist, Sir Martin Rees, believes if we manage to detect aliens, it will not be by stumbling across organic life, but from picking up a signal made by machines (illustrated)

Writing for Nautilus, Sir Martin said that while the way we think has led to all culture and science on Earth, it will be a brief precursor to more powerful machine ‘brains’.

He thinks that life away from Earth has probably already gone through this transition from organic to machine. On a planet orbiting a star far older than the sun, life ‘may have evolved much of the way toward a dominant machine intelligence,’ he writes.

Sir Martin believes it could be one or two more centuries before humans are overtaken by machine intelligence, which will then evolve over billions of years, either with us, or replacing us.

Writing for Nautilus, Sir Martin (pictured) said that while the way we think has led to all culture and science on Earth, it will be a brief precursor to more powerful machine ‘brains’
Writing for Nautilus, Sir Martin (pictured) said that while the way we think has led to all culture and science on Earth, it will be a brief precursor to more powerful machine ‘brains’

‘This suggests that if we were to detect ET, it would be far more likely to be inorganic: We would be most unlikely to “catch” alien intelligence in the brief sliver of time when it was still in organic form,’ he writes.

Despite this, the astronomer said Seti searches are worthwhile, because the stakes are so high.
Sir Martin believes it could be one or two more centuries before humans are overtaken by machine intelligence. A 'cyborg' is illustrated
Sir Martin believes it could be one or two more centuries before humans are overtaken by machine intelligence. A 'cyborg' is illustrated

Seti seeks our electromagnetic transmissions thought to be made artificially, but even if it did hit the jackpot and detect a possible message sent by aliens, Sir Martin says it is unlikely we would be able to decode it.

He thinks such a signal would probably be a byproduct or malfunction of a complex machine far beyond our understanding that could trace its lineage back to organic alien beings, which may still exist on a planet, or have died out.

He also points out that even if intelligence is widespread across the cosmos, we may only ever recognise a fraction of it because ‘brains’ may take a form unrecognisable to humans.

For example, instead of being an alien civilisation, ET may be a single integrated intelligence.

He mused that the galaxy may already teem with advanced life and that our descendants could ‘plug in’ to a galactic community.

However, he says there’s a chance Earth’s biosphere may be unique and searches will fail, meaning our planet could be the most important place in the cosmos.

‘We would then be of especially great cosmic significance, for being the transient precursor to the deeper cogitations of another culture - one dominated by machines, extending deep into the future and spreading far beyond Earth.’  

WHAT WILL HUMANS LOOK LIKE IN 1,000 YEARS' TIME? 


Humans will be very different creatures 1,000 years from now.

Climate change, artificial intelligence and genetic mutations are all set to transform our bodies in drastic ways, according to a recent video.

We could for instance, develop red eyes as our DNA mutates, and have darker skin as an evolutionary response to global warming.

Humans will be very different creatures 1,000 years from now. Climate change, artificial intelligence and genetic mutations are all set to transform our bodies in drastic ways, according to a recent video. We could for instance, develop red eyes as our DNA mutates, and have darker skin as an response to global warming

Humans will be very different creatures 1,000 years from now. Climate change, artificial intelligence and genetic mutations are all set to transform our bodies in drastic ways, according to a recent video. We could for instance, develop red eyes as our DNA mutates, and have darker skin as an response to global warming
The video, created by Canada-based AsapScience, describes a hypothetical scenario in which our bodies are part-human part-machine.

'In the future nanobots - or tiny robots - will be suddenly integrated into our own bodies, enhancing our abilities,' it says

'No longer will we be limited by own physiology, but truly become a mixture of biology and machine on the inside.'



Meanwhile, designer babies will cause future generations to grow into intelligent, attractive and physically people.

As global warming takes hold, humans will also be skinnier and taller, it predicts, as this body shape is better able to dissipate heat.

Our faces may also change dramatically, according to Dr Alan Kwan, who holds a PhD in computational genomics from Washington University in St Louis.

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