Here is a good one for you. Our adventures into space should be viewed as validation for what we have already have within.
When we are introduced into this world, our "consciousness" isn't large enough to understand our own hands and feet. Through an expansion of consciousness (and very rapidly at first) our awareness grows (we gather information), We define the world around us by what we discover within ourselves. We have no preconceptions, we have not yet been exposed to the limits of language, to the pressures of society. It is not until, and for our own safety, we are introduced to the concept of separation,
Our own parents, begin the indoctrination to the idea that we are other than the world around us. This is a game changer, this is corruption. The world around us begins to be dictated to us. We begin to define ourselves by whats outside us.
We were given a choice, we were taken onto a mountain top, and we were given a choice. Each one of us, forced to choose between "being" the next evolutionary step in a predetermined path. A pattern that is life, repeating itself since that first choice, over and over and over, and through all those repartitions, Never before in our shared past did that pattern choose to do it alone. Until us. We forgot we were an expanding single consciousness.
We stand at threshold of potentially creating a soulless intelligence, modeled after a mistake. One of those random mutations, that ultimately leads to extinction, to make room for the next repetition.
That is my understanding of the threat of AI. The choice is still the same. Have faith in the truth That is growing within us, or demand proof. Isn't AI a more efficient proving machine?