If bugs, the organisms that humans consider the scum of this world, were to evolve into sentient beings with minds as developed as ours, the fate of the world would tip either one way or the other. One of the ways this could play out is an ending of happiness and prosperity for humans and insects both and the other path would lead to the annihilation of either us or them.
There are three characteristics that have helped bugs survive the constant siege of humans trying to eradicate them from this world. Whether these traits help the bugs survive or result in the death of a fellow species, one can’t argue the capabilities that thousands of years of evolution have given them. If the playing field were to become level due to increased intelligence, would the bugs use these traits for good or evil? Since the bugs would most likely have developed brains equally as evil as the ones sitting in our heads right now, they would probably try to take us out.
This leads me to one of the advantages that bugs have over humans; they have natural weapons which are part of their bodies. Since humans are not born with natural weaponry, they have to rely on another physical object which fires a streamlined projectile, hardly effective against hoards of insects and bugs. To perfect those insectine killing machines, all they need are brains to operate the bodies. Humans have plenty of those.
Next in line are the bug’s sizes and stealth abilities in everyday life. Since the bug of average size can fit in a human’s hand with room to spare, they can proficiently navigate any part of this world without problems. Bugs are small, so there is not much weight behind the silent steps that are undetectable human ears. Anyone can imagine what would happen next: ambushes, surgical strikes, and even assassinations, all happening before we would realize what was going on.
Right from the early birth of humanity bugs have had a few advantages that could tip the tides of war in their...