Hm.. very interesting!! I like that idea.
I was just thinking, considering if there are artificially created species out there, that are basically robotic/cybernetic, the speed at which they would develop technology would be extremely rapid. If that were the case, why have they not contacted us first, which would probably be very easy for them? We are very late to the party and still nothing - what are the chances that we are actually the first in the line of smart species. So, if this robotic species were developed just 100,000 years ago, chances are they would have found us by now. Is there a reason they choose not to make contact, have they tried already, or are we just first? Hmmmm