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By Ladislav Kováč

ISBN-10: 3319206591

ISBN-13: 9783319206592

This quantity analyses the evolution of humankind by means of combining ways from technological know-how and the humanities. It bargains a singular viewpoint at the evolution of lifestyles in the world, in line with a contemporary reformulation of the second one legislation of thermodynamics when it comes to the “maximum entropy construction principle.”

In essence, the Earth is yet one of the “white holes” within the universe, the place existence features as a particular association for the fast dissipation of power gradients via producing self-organized constructions. Evolution of existence within the universe is an artistic strategy of expanding complexity as a Bayesian ratchet of information accumulation, advancing in an evolutionary maze characterised by way of myriad blind alleys. on the earth, the human species has improved greater than the other by means of growing artefacts that experience turn into either brokers and items of in our cumulative cultural evolution. tradition has dramatically superior the speed of dissipation of strength gradients. Extrapolating from the acceleration of cultural evolution means that humanity will achieve the Civilization Singularity in the course of the twenty first century, some degree in time at which the speed of alterations, and accordingly their unpredictability and uncontrollability, will converge to infinity. Humankind has now entered the last word age, within which the exuberance and splendour of human feats can be metaphorically likened to fireworks.

The writer highlights a brand new function of scientists as intellectuals who can create “music for the fireworks” via analysing the results of the brilliant dynamics so that it will make the ultimate part of human evolution an elegant one marked by way of minimum political and social tensions.

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