Download e-book for kindle: Closing Human Evolution: Life in the Ultimate Age by Ladislav Kováč

By Ladislav Kováč

ISBN-10: 3319206591

ISBN-13: 9783319206592

This quantity analyses the evolution of humankind by way of combining methods from technological know-how and the humanities. It deals a singular standpoint at the evolution of lifestyles in the world, in response to a contemporary reformulation of the second one legislation of thermodynamics by way of the “maximum entropy creation principle.”

In essence, the Earth is yet one of the “white holes” within the universe, the place lifestyles features as a particular association for the speedy dissipation of strength gradients by way of producing self-organized buildings. Evolution of existence within the universe is an inventive means of expanding complexity as a Bayesian ratchet of data accumulation, advancing in an evolutionary maze characterised through myriad blind alleys. on the earth, the human species has improved greater than the other through developing artefacts that experience develop into either brokers and items of in our cumulative cultural evolution. tradition has dramatically more suitable the speed of dissipation of strength gradients. Extrapolating from the acceleration of cultural evolution means that humanity will succeed in the Civilization Singularity in the midst of the twenty first century, some extent in time at which the speed of adjustments, and consequently their unpredictability and uncontrollability, will converge to infinity. Humankind has now entered the last word age, during which the exuberance and splendour of human feats will be metaphorically likened to fireworks.

The writer highlights a brand new position of scientists as intellectuals who can create “music for the fireworks” via analysing the results of the magnificent dynamics so one can make the final section of human evolution a chic one marked via minimum political and social tensions.

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