Question. Who would choose synthesize instead of destroy. I mean I don't want to kill the Geth or EDI, but I die choosing this path. I need help. I'm making my final run at earth and will have to choose
I would choose to combine sympthioces and organics because it is a very good,sad,and peaceful ending
You sacrifice yourself for the greater good of all life, synthethic and organic. At least, that's what it seems.
But If you look at what symbiosis means...." organics will be perfected through technology, synthetics gain perfection through understanding"........ what do they understand now? All that was unlogical before.... why is life as it is, why does it need to struggle...... because it always defines the strongest and only the strongest survives. The Reapers for example do now understand that emotional driven life sometimes does things out of implusive reaction, then out of logical conclusion. And who are the strongest beeings in this symbiotic world? The Reapers, now totally self aware and unshackled from the Catalyst. Sooner or later there will be a war brother against brother, instead of organic vs. synthetics.
All 4 endings force you to make a sacrifice in order to eliminate the Reaper threat, either yourself, a race or an entire circle.
There is imo no perfect solution, just as life is never perfect and full of compromises.
Very well explained by Marolf. Assuming that all beings are self-aware under Synthesis, there is no guarantee that everyone will live in peace even in the most optimistic scenario. Indeed, because there will be no more AIs, slavery is now the best way to create a more comfortable life.
And believe me, I can think of versions of Synthesis that are not so benevolent. Although the sociopathic Catalyst (who believes genocide benefits its victims on the basis that is ascending them) would probably not have a problem with any problems that may occur.
The Catalyst's promotion of Synthesis is bases on flawed logic and incomplete data. The Catalyst says that it is the pinnacle of evolution. However, the Catalyst cannot possibly know this will be true. Since the Catalyst has never witnessed Synthesis, it cannot know whether Synthesis is the peak of evolution or not. Also, I would argue that there is no such thing as a pinnacle of evolution. Evolution never reaches a peak. It always results in change. So by suggesting that evolution has a pinnacle suggests the Catalysts has no idea what evolution truly is.
In my view, the Catalyst prefers Synthesis because it allows his creations to survive and live free from external control. The claim that Synthesis is the peak of evolution is bare faced propaganda designed to persuade Shepard not to kill or enslave the Catalysts babies.
What do you think?