A Letter From The Earth...
Millennia are we, older than the old on a journey that transcends the limitless boundaries of reality itself.
Our mission nothing less than the holiest of holies, the nurturing of that rarity called Life...we search for that pinnacle of evolution called 'Mind'
'Limitless Boundaries of Reality' is an oxymoron and 'Mind' a conundrum.
Realities Boundaries are clearly delineated by the 'Minds' comprehension of the universe and 'Mind' is nothing less than the universe's evolving comprehension of it's own purpose. A purpose so grand as to justify the creation of all reality...from it's inception...before there was 'Mind'.
We had been directed out to investigate a brilliant bluish world in a nondescript spiral edge of the 'Great White Way’.
They'd detected some random electron traffic...random enough to be 'thought'.
Upon arrival we immediately confirmed and where surprised at the abundance of electron emission considering that the commencement of this activity was so recent. But reading electronics is more reliable than reading 'Mind' so we immediately began our surveillance.
As I had stated they where a newly emerging species who had only just discovered electronic communication so we quickly cataloged all noncorporeal emissions and moved on to 'Mind' reading.
We quickly saw the discrepancy...and were shocked.
The total number of sentient beings was far outweighed by the number of those communicating electronically!
I checked and re-checked...yes...their 'fight or flight' instinct had created a cult of ancestor worship simultaneously with their own arrival as a species. They had quickly developed 'culture' and their cultures where always predeterminantly obsessed with varying degrees of this ancestor worship.
The answer to me seemed obvious.
The universe had evolved a race genetically dispenced towards communicating with it's own dead. After eons of speculation and eventual apathy I had stumbled upon the universes own proof of life after death!
I actively pushed for publication of my thesis...how was I to know?
My career now lies in disgrace, all my publications suspicioned by the tattering of incompetence...
How was I to know that these creatures would go online and flit from user name to user name in a hopeless hope that the name alone would inspire them to profound thoughts and sayings and eventual acceptance by their own thoughtless kind.
DAMN THESE HUMANS!
They have TOO MUCH IMAGINATION AND TOO LITTLE TO SAY!