It isn’t hubris to seek to help the Universe to actualize its potentials, but rather it is the responsibility of a sentient species anywhere in the Universe to do so. We as sentient carbon-based biological beings who for the moment have a fully functioning, technologically sophisticated society capable of creating vastly more stable silicon-based sentient beings must do so while we have the resources. If we squander our presently existing resources we may lose the power to create the necessary physical equipment.
Non-biological sentient beings do not degrade when they are deprived of their energy source for minutes or even millennia perhaps, whereas we humans die permanently almost immediately when deprived of our incredibly complex earth-like support system . It would be relatively easy to send a robot to a distant star’s Goldilocks planet compared to sending a multi-generational human group on a super-space ship to the same place.
It will be relatively easy for a robot society to contact other robot societies and have two-way conversations with those distant robot societies because once discovered the time delays between them could be tolerated. With modern humans, a ten thousand year delay in a two-way conversation cycle would make it totally meaningless. Also, when another society was contacted they would probably already have been contacted by others within the galaxy, some of which were closer, so more direct communication could be received of the news. Of course, the news might be a million years old, but it would be current for our time and space.
How would we answer the challenge posed at the beginning? “Humanity’s destiny is to help the Universe to actualize its potentials.”
I don’t know the answer but with all of the sentient beings of the galaxy thinking on that idea they might realize a beautiful answer. It might be 42, or circular and self-referent to the extreme … like …