Intelligent universe: AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos

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What is the ultimate destiny of our universe? That is the striking question addressed by James Gardner in The Intelligent Universe . Traditionally, scientists (and Robert Frost) have offered two bleak answers to this profound issue: fire or ice. In The Intelligent Universe , James Gardner envisions a third dramatic alternative--a final state of the cosmos in which a highly evolved form of group intelligence engineers a cosmic renewal, the birth of a new universe.
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display_description"There is little doubt that Gardner's ideas will change yours." --Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the S.E.T.I. Institute What is the ultimate destiny of our universe? That is the striking question addressed by James Gardner in The Intelligent Universe. Traditionally, scientists (and Robert Frost) have offered two bleak answers to this profound issue: fire or ice. The cosmos might end in fire--a cataclysmic Big Crunch in which galaxies, planets and life forms are consumed in a raging inferno as the universe contracts in a kind of Big Bang in reverse. Or the universe might end in ice--a ceaseless expansion of the fabric of space-time in which matter and energy are eternally diluted and cooled; stars wither and die and the cosmos simply fades into quiet and endless oblivion. In The Intelligent Universe, James Gardner envisions a third dramatic alternative--a final state of the cosmos in which a highly evolved form of group intelligence engineers a cosmic renewal, the birth of a new universe. Gardner's vision is that life and intelligence are at the very heart of the elegant machinery of the universe. It is a viewpoint that has won outspoken praise from an array of leading scientists, including Sir Martin Rees, Britain's Astronomer Royal, and Templeton Prize winner Paul Davies. The Intelligent Universe is both a look into the past and a road map for the future of the universe. It explores the mysteries of the universe and of consciousness, and provides a frank and fascinating look at where our minds are taking us. James Gardner, a well known and widely published complexity theorist, lives in Portland, Oregon. His first book, Biocosm, was selected as one of the 10 best science books of 2003 by the editors of Amazon.com and was featured in major stories in TIME, U.S. News and World Report, Harper's, National Geographic and other major publications. Gardner's path-breaking scientific articles have appeared in Complexity (the scientific journal of the Santa Fe Institute), Acta Astronautica (the scientific journal of the International Academy of Astronautics), the International Journal of Astrobiology and the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. He is a regular lecturer at prominent institutions around the world.
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End of the universe
Exobiology
Extraterrestrial anthropology
Fermi's paradox
Human-alien encounters
Life on other planets
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution
title_displayIntelligent universe : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos
title_fullIntelligent universe : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos / by James Gardner
Intelligent universe [electronic resource] : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos / by James Gardner
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Evolution
Exobiology
Extraterrestrial anthropology
Fermi's paradox
Human-alien encounters
Life Sciences
Life on other planets
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