By the time the Dolphins on Earth invent Jazz, their progress is nigh unstoppable. They race through the digital age into the space age and hurtle into the singularity like it's nothing. They've begun sending ships out into the universe, looking for intelligent life in space. They don't know about the race of sentient plants not too far away from them that I've been guiding, trying to keep them alive long enough to meet the Dolphins and hear their music.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7epgp/guide-a-race-of-sentient-dolphins-to-enlightenment-in-the-fermi-paradox