I'm designing an alien species who have a natural ability to gain future forknowledge. However they don't see the future. What they actually see is a collage of all possible futures superimposed. Think of it as a form of Accelerated Probability.
This means of course that the more varied the possible futures are, the more it's difficult for them to gain useful knowledge and that distant events are harder to see than imminent ones as the different possible events branch out exponentially.
So while they can usually see extremely clearly what will happen in a few minutes, they'll have a lot of difficulty seeing much of anything past a few days or weeks in most cases...
...Unless you put them in an controlled environment where you decided in advance what would happen in the latter for months or even years in advance. In that case they'd be able to see pretty clearly for the entire stay.
With all this in mind you can draw a somewhat direct analogy for their ability with one of our sense: Sight. You only have to replace light with order and darkness with chaos.
- They can see things closer to them better than things further away.
- They can see clearly in an ordered environment but things become very blurry when they're in a chaotic environment (say around a bunch of temperamental bipedal apes).
From this you can extrapolate that, much as you fear/dislike the dark because it may contain threats you can't see, they would be evolutionarily predisposed to fear/dislike chaos because they can't see future threats to their survival. This is compounded by the fact that precognition is one of their primary senses.
My main question is this: How would these precognitive aliens react/deal to being in a highly chaotic system/area?
When people are in a dark room they squint and stretch out their arms. What would these aliens do?
What would they use instead of a flashlight/torch to "light up" their surroundings in chaotic places?
How could they perhaps make a visit to earth more enjoyable and less distressing?