Sorry if this is a dupe but IIRC Boing didn’t cover this story… the recent Artic UFO story prompted me to make this topic.
While the object in that article may not be a UFO, the recent NYT article has renewed my interest in the subject:
My pet theory is that if extraterrestrial craft are visiting us, they are not manned - they’re probably piloted by AI (or maybe a Black Mirror style “cookie” pilot).
After all, it looks like the speed of light would be a barrier to manned travel…
Anyways, I thought it would be interesting for our collection of weird but not crazy people to discuss the issue