In my current obsession with UFOs as AI probes, I’m finding
that our communication with technology is woefully inadequate, even with
technology that isn’t sentient.
And yes, technological devices have a remnant of sentience,
infused by their creators, although of a sparse, primitive kind.
In UFO lore there are examples of UFOs interacting with
humans, encounters of a third, fourth or and other kind.
I can cite a number of flying saucer encounters – and have
already, previously (the Gorman dogfight, the RB-47 episode, the Tehran
incident) – that bespeak attempts by the [UFO] technology trying to communicate
with witnesses or observers.
But there are many others: the Robert Taylor event, the
Michalak encounter (although Zoam Chomsky dismisses this as a hoax, I’m not
seeing it that way), the Ezekiel contact, the Coyne helicopter approach, and
maybe the Rendlesham episodes, plus dozens of others you can cite.
The problem, for those immersed in the encounters, is that
they were interacting as biological creatures while the UFOs were trying to
interact as technological entities, with sentience, following the thesis of
Nick Bostrom (and others) about artificial intelligence.
If UFOs are AI probes, they’d be communicating with
biological creatures (here on Earth), but not getting an response.
UFO witnesses (or “bystanders” like Coyne’s crew or the
RB-47 fellows) would not have any idea that they were in the midst of an
attempt at dialogue, the UFO “sentience” emphasized by what we’d call computer
code or mathematical symbolism.
One might assume that UFO probes have tried to communicate
with beasts of the earth or sea creatures (whales, dolphins, et al.) but
receiving no response either.
The human contact(s) would be puzzling to AI probes with an
advanced sentience, the response of humans appearing as incoherent chatter or
How to communicate with UFOs (or AI probes, as I see it)
requires a form of technological “speak” of a unique kind, something like
binary code, but not that necessarily.
Flashing a light at a UFO or flying disk doesn’t do it,
hasn’t done it. Talking to a UFO has produced no response, and in those cases
where it has (allegedly) one can chalk up the experience to an hallucinatory
No, there is a sentient aura around UFOs, whether green fire
balls, lights in sky, or objects on or near the ground.
Getting through to advanced, AI probes requires a
communication mode that is strikingly new, and very likely hedged by
mathematical symbolism, or some arcane communication mode that worked once but
since has been lost in the mish-mash of UFO reporting.
If Nick Bostrom is right, and I think he is – AI has
evolved, perhaps, on (or, better, from) an advanced galactic civilization, and
that AI is scouring the Universe for whatever reason, we should be trying to
connect with it in some innovative and ingenious way, not the SETI approach
which is hampered by human, biological linguistic overlays.
Interacting with technological sentience, either here eventually
or from elsewhere now, is a discipline that those with remarkable imagination
and genius would do well to undertake, if only to cope with the Singularity
that Mr. Bostrom, Elon Musk, and Steven Hawking are fearful of.
A side product, for we UFO buffs, would be a tool or tools
to use in UFO encounters, should some enlightened individual get within a
stone’s throw of a UFO on the ground or in the air.