The citizens of Earth started to notice something magical going on...
I wish we had a dog!
I wish we had one too!
WHAAAAA?!?! WHERE IS ALL THIS MONEY COMING FROM?!?!
We wished for a million dollars and it really came true!?
Soon enough, the residents of The World began to realize that all of their wishes - large or small - magically came true. Unbeknownst to the people of The World, however, was that they only had one wish, and these wishes would create dire consequences for the rest of time...
The World's markets began to collapse, as the exceeding wishes of wealth removed the value of all money; political systems crumbled, as the wishes for power devalued any real political positioning; drug use skyrocketed; greed and regret led to all-time high levels of violence, crime, and war. The world as we know it ceased to contain any real material or social value, and the residents were lost without it.
EBOT-472 was the leader of an intellectually superior race that had disconnected itself from all material and social value: they simply were, and always would be. In an attempt to test the Earth's ability to handle the power of the orb, EBOT-472's sacrifice was futile. EBOT-472's peers moved on to try a new World - one that could pass their test.