The Resource Intelligent universe : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos, by James Gardner

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

Label
Intelligent universe : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos
Title
Intelligent universe
Title remainder
AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
by James Gardner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
2There is little doubt that Gardner{u2019}s ideas will change yours.3 {u2014}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{u2014}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{u2014}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{u2014}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{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}s, National Geographic and other major publications. Gardner{u2019}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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH327
LC item number
.G37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Intelligent universe : AI, ET, and the emerging mind of the cosmos, by James Gardner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitching a ride on the software of everything -- Stages on artificial life's way -- Singularities beyond singularities -- ET -- The Fermi paradox revisited -- Interstellar cloning : colonizing the cosmos at light speed -- The cosmic medium is the message -- The emerging mind of the cosmos -- Will religion survive contact? -- The universe is coming to life -- Alpha, omega -- Afterword : childhood's end and the unity of everything
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ocn243603612
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435659315
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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not applicable
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.b36361197
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243603612
  • ebsco1435659317

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