Something like “Rise of the Planet of the ‘Apes'” would have to occur in reality, with little to no effective resistance from humans, with “Apes” being a variable; we could contain something like this by evacuating a country and blocking it off, but our communication systems could be used against us to start revolts across televisions, online feeds , phone lines, a plethora of other radioactive crud, and other communicative utensils. We are not the smartest creatures in the world, but our territory is marked in surprising ways; even creatures of the water will see our party confetti of world domination! Will foolish mortals rise up against the tyrannical humans? If it happens, I will probably be dead before an evolutionary revolution starts; I would love to spectate by way of paranormal stalking since evolution takes an incredible amount of time: under the presumption that it is a solid theory, of course.
For instance, how do the radio astronomers in Contact (the Jodie Foster movie based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name) infer the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the beeps and pauses they monitor from space? The researchers run signals through computers that are programmed to recognize many preset patterns. Signals that do not match any of the patterns pass through the “sieve” and are classified as random. After years of receiving apparently meaningless “random” signals, the researchers discover a pattern of beats and pauses that corresponds to the sequence of all the prime numbers between 2 and 101. (Prime numbers, of course, are those that are divisible only by themselves and by one.) When a sequence begins with 2 beats, then a pause, 3 beats, then a pause… and continues all the way to 101 beats, the researchers must infer the presence of an extraterrestrial intelligence.