The Dark Lord Kelebek
- Mar 4, 2016
Are you possibly suggesting that this Greater Power is time-travelling AI?
Makes sense in universe given what the tech and laws of physics are.
If you give a reasonably clever AI millions of years to plan and they know exactly where everything is in the future, then yeah, they probably could pull off something this grand scale and impressive in terms of galactic manipulation, and probably subtle enough that no one would notice because 'that's just how its always been'.
It even explains them letting AIs smart enough to notice the masquerade develop and exist, because they need them to so they create or let develop the AI that eventually goes back in time.