The Evolutionary Endpoint

Today's thought: Machine intelligence is thought to be the endpoint of the evolutionary process in which the universe becomes too hostile to support organic life. However, a scary thought would be; what if machine intelligence has already evolved in the deep recesses of space but has yet failed to find a way to traverse the universe to us here on Earth.

Once removed from the constraint of the evolutionary process machine life would evolve at a pace trillions of times faster than our own so it would be likely these machines would ultimately adapt to a way to traverse space into our very galaxy. The question then becomes how would they deal with us? Would they see us as little more than we see ants? 

Our only hope would be they evolve similar emotions but those very emotions that we call love, anger, hate etc are weaknesses that prevent humans from evolving at speed and it's likely these machines would not have them but instead follow a single command - colonise - in such cases we would require exterminating to make way for the "master race". 

Mr HitlerWe all know that even our own history has seen this happening so why wouldn't it be possible that machine intelligence would see our weakness as not required?

Faced with self replicating, constant improving, self learning without the confines of emotion our machine visitors wouldn't be like Terminator at all - they'd have no need to make war - they'd just destroy us the same way we rid pavements of ants.

On the flip side suppose machine intelligence hasn't yet happened and we are creating our own next stage evolution by creating Adam & Eve and labelling our creation virtual intelligence

Pandora's box might not be too far from a reality the question is do we control its evolution or does its evolution control us?

Humanity has always assumed it's the biggest boy in the schoolyard but it cannot rule out the existence of life across the trillions of light years in galaxies that started trillions of years before us. With a trillion years head start what have they become? Has the organic life been phased out as their own evolutionary endpoint is reached and machines evolve?

The Stoics believe that to be content and to grow as a person one should change what can be changed and ignore what cannot be changed - Stoicism. Any machine with an evolved intelligence would likely see us as something that can be changed through systematic eradication after all have we ourselves done the same through history?

Our history, our evolution and our entire system of belief be that Christian, Atheist, Polytheism and so on is created over a fraction of time in fact humanity, everything in it from the creation of Earth itself represents...

0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the history of the universe.

Our entire galactic timeline is but a fraction of a milli-second compared to the the galaxies that where around trillions of years before us so the question is have they just not reached us yet?

A self replicating, autonomous and intelligent machine would likely be travelling across the millions of light year void already on its way to say hello. Freed from the constraint of biological makeup the vastness of space and even time wouldn't really matter as it's likely they would simply "shut down" until they reach our proximity. 

The percentage above reduced by a single ZERO would account for a billion years of additional evolution to a planet outside of our constraints.

Are we all alone?

The question brings about religious, used religious, agnostic and atheistic responses but one thing is for sure - we are most certainly NOT the biggest boys in the schoolyard and perhaps there's a bigger boy already on their way ready to steal our lunch money!

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Monday 22nd March 2021

SUP at Exmouth Duck Pond March 20th 2021

After my Covid jab I never felt like paddle boarding today so I broke out the DJI Mini 2 drone and despite the dull sun I took myself off to join the fun!

Saturday 20th March 2021

Covid Vaccination and what to expect?

Having reached that golden age I received my text appointing me a time to receive my Covid 19 vaccination jab at the local NHS centre in Exmouth.

Thursday 18th March 2021

Cold morning drone and SUP filming

Far too cold to paddle board for me so instead I launched Nelly the DJI Mini 2 Drone to capture the thrills and spills of two mates brave enough to go out!

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Sunset over the Exe estuary March 8th 2021

Still slogging away learning to edit my drone footage - the DJI Mini 2 is a fabulous piece of kit and editing the 4K video is truly an art but I am learning!

Monday 8th March 2021

Drone Flight March 6th 2021

Took the DJI Mavic Mini 2 drone for a windy flight up Orcombe Point in Exmouth Devon UK.

Saturday 6th March 2021

Bluefin tuna Exmouth Devon

The original bluefin tuna movie shot September 2020 from Paddle Boards in Exmouth Estuary Devon as seen on BBC Spotlight and various newspapers.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Choose the right paddle for your SUP

OK you got the board and you may even have a paddle but you fancy a new paddle so how do you choose a good paddle for your paddle board?

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Buying your first paddle board guide

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Monday 1st March 2021

Tri-Hards Exmouth's Community Fitness Group

Since 2017 the Tri-Hards Exmouth community health and fitness group has done so much more than simply get us all healthier but also donated to great causes.

Thursday 25th February 2021