What if space is black because of massive clouds of smoke from
really, really, really colossal explosions from really, really, really colossal wars between really, really, really intelligent beings that can manipulate really, really, really colossal amounts of matter more than billions of billions of times the size of the observable universe?
Because if you are to think of the fate of humanity — of the universe — you have to consider the current struggle of human intelligence to triumph over astronomy. Because someday, we may have to move a sun or two to play intergalactic billiards or something.
But then, consider, if the observable universe is as old as we think it is, it should not be hard for advanced intelligence to be able to shape heavenly bodies into something sexier than a boring ball. But as of yet, all we see is the same old, same old cycle of the death and rebirth of stars.
Or is intelligence limited? Will the shape of the universe, the fabric of the cosmos, stay unshaped by intelligent design?
Or is complexity limited to the microscopic?
Should we then point our telescopes to the subatomic? Is human evolution destined to miniaturization — into nanomachines? Not infinity, but the infinitesimal?
Are we but simple, macroscopic shapes designed by our molecular masters — our DNA? And like societies to an individual, are humans just like societies to intelligent boson strings — macroscopic complexity from microscopic simplicity beyond their control?
Is emergent chaos — the birth of a child or the creation of a monster — beyond the control of its creator?
[I was going to post this in your ask box but WHATEVANGELION]
“And like societies to an individual, are humans just like societies to intelligent boson strings — macroscopic complexity from microscopic simplicity beyond their control?”