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By Ladislav Kováč

This quantity analyses the evolution of humankind through combining methods from technology and the humanities. It deals a unique point of view at the evolution of lifestyles on the earth, in keeping with a up to date reformulation of the second one legislations 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 capabilities as a selected association for the fast dissipation of strength gradients via producing self-organized constructions. Evolution of lifestyles within the universe is an artistic technique of expanding complexity as a Bayesian ratchet of information accumulation, advancing in an evolutionary maze characterised via myriad blind alleys. in the world, the human species has advanced greater than the other through growing artefacts that experience turn 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 course of the twenty first century, some extent in time at which the speed of alterations, and therefore 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 function of scientists as intellectuals who can create “music for the fireworks” via analysing the results of the magnificent dynamics so that it will make the final part of human evolution an elegant one marked by way of minimum political and social tensions.

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