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Imagine what this would do on another planet

We’ve got Voyager going where (we figure) no human vehicle has ventured, even outside of the ‘protection’ zone of our planetary system. Through that primitive dated technology, travelling at sublight speeds, humanity is learning so much about the conditions travellers will face if we venture someday, among proving theories about conditions. It’s the first human-created Autonomous vehicle (AV) aliens will discover, if any come across it that is. Even dead, it will be a marker to the testament of humankind, a gravestone perhaps after we are gone. Will we be remembered?

Alien family on an alien planet far into our future
Far into our future, an alien family studies a planet. AI-generated original image

I have a theory, based on some confusing math about time within a planet’s gravity well, on the orbit of the planet they reside on spiralling forward, being dragged by a star to whatever future lies ahead. It is different than the time between the planets in that theory, and each planet in our region of space has its planet-wide time zone. That was proven on the Moon in 2024. I do imagine once we establish a presence, which will likely be inspired by mining settlements, local time zones will be established. It’s likely even different in the time zones between galaxies, too.

A traveller, going even one light year at light speed, does not age as fast as the ones ‘at home’ or in the time zones, they encounter. The traveller in that theory would not return to the same generation of individuals that being left originally in the home collective. It makes no sense to travel unless a planet travels collectively in that theory. Even if the traveller is automatous it would likely be outdated by the time it reached another universe, even at light speed. Would they be remembered if they were to return?

Today, in the planetary time zone you read this in, China unveils the first self-developed general humanoid robot for diverse scenarios. This could potentially explore our ‘neighbourhood’ of planets first, perhaps even ones we expect are out there, a few short light years out once ‘radio technology’ evolves to enable faster communication between the planets and universes. Mars and the moon particularly, to clean up all that space junk and explore more effectively than robots with wheels. They would not be hampered by the toxic volatile atmosphere found on alien planets. Use AI to recycle too, building more advanced autonomous vehicles and beings (AB) from the scraps.

Speaking of Artificial Intelligence or AI, the ‘brains’ of the AB would have to learn. They’ve been doing that since at least the 1950s. The controlling features will mimic biological brains with almost the same or better learning capacity than the biological brain. The AI inside the AB has evolved and now supposedly the body has achieved Sentience status. Will they someday be classed as another race of beings, one created by humans before it creates itself?

By Ken

I've managed this site alone for a few years at 2 different servers. I live in Central British Columbia, Canada.

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