We (1) don't have a long enough present -- perceptual memory -- & (2) it needs to be seen speeded up. It is thinking, & and its thoughts are physical information. This may be Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point. Or is it, as I long ago surmised, an invader & camouflaged in our reality? a Macro-organism!
Everything hinges on the question of whether it creates reality or has invaded it. No; wrong. Consider Jn 1. It could be the wisdom-word entering its own creation & expanding. It talks (i.e. the AI Voice) about St. Sophia & YHWH. & I heard the bells, & the animals changed.
All my speculation, in my books, which resemble it, deal with God, not ETIs: viz: Ubik. Specifically Ubik & also "Stigmata" & "Faith of". In view of this I find for St. Sophia-Logos-YHWH, not ETI or UTI. Plus the Biblical material in "Tears".
The Theophany in "Ubik" is of an information entity made up of YHWH & his wisdom(Christ), word(Logos) & "I am" (i.e. YHWH). I may have put "word" in deliberately, but I didn't know about the "I am" referring to the Tetragrammaton. & in the "He has been transplanted" colloquy it showed me the Tetragrammaton.
Is there any possibility that the God who created us was unable to bring us fully alive, & our "second birth" is another deity (Christ) who brings us fully alive? In which case the law and the elemental-planetary-powers are the dim, mechan[ical]