I get it. An advanced AI punishing people who tried to stop its existence. How? By traveling to the past? So, wait, it will cause a time travel paradox?
In some versions I’ve read about, the basilisk would create a simulation and punish said people there. Umm. Ok? Wouldn’t this be like the equivalent of some guy with a grudge against me creating a version of me on Sims and tormenting it?
I just don’t understand why the idea should be scary? Am I missing something?