I watched this reveal and can only think that the plot thickens. In a way it seems like the entities shaping this phase of our situation are as trapped as we are. If their interests are solely in conquest, enrichment, and acquisiton of territory and labour forces driven by leaders who see success in terms of control then they are truly underachievers in the growth of sentience. There is a nobility in being backward if the alternative is playing off enemies against each other who seek to dominate lifeforms through machines of mass destruction.
It is interesting territory we are in as we discover that beings no wiser than us can twist us to their ends. I had a thought about the death traps. The best traps are those where the organism builds them for themselves and has no conception they have been programmed this way. Defeating the death traps may not involve an external intervention of any kind but a change of mental direction. An internal revolution. I am always trying to explain to people that a revolution is not a fight where one group overcomes another group using force. It is not a revolution because nothing has changed: the group with the most force gets to dictate to everyone else.
A real revolution is where people think differently and something in the 'everyday obvious' has changed to the point where it is inconceivable to have ever thought anything different. The 'self-evident' has changed. When a revolution happens it is mostly invisible to the people who take part and it can happen over generations and not overnight. It is only with careful hindsight that we can say whether a revolution took place or not. A coup or an overthrow is not a revolution. The Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution are sensible uses of the term whereas the Russian Revolution is not at all. Big debates to have about that one of course and it is not as if there is a correct answer.
So the Domain, like all the groups we are being introduced to, are on their own journey and have a rich and complex history and society and quite likely contradictory goals. Was the group that was engaging with us like our own anthropologists or perhaps missionaries is the better term? if defeating the Death Traps is ultimately a mental rather than a physical challenge then the proponents of Vedic ideas (about which I know very little and will now explore) are surely well placed to find a way through. At this stage in my learning it seems to me that Buddha became aware of the Death Traps. If nothing else the Buddha exhorted Compassion. If discovery and emacipation of our true selves involves entering the pantheon of cosmic explorers then I for one hope it is on a journey charactised by compassion and not conquest.