By James N. Gardner
What's the final future of our universe? that's the impressive query addressed via James Gardner within the clever Universe.
Traditionally, scientists (and Robert Frost) have provided bleak solutions to this profound factor: hearth or ice.
The cosmos could lead to fire—a cataclysmic gigantic Crunch within which galaxies, planets, and existence types are fed on in a raging inferno because the universe contracts in a type of significant Bang in opposite.
Or the universe may perhaps result in ice—a ceaseless growth of the cloth of space-time during which topic and effort are forever diluted and cooled; stars wither and die, , and the cosmos easily fades into quiet and unending oblivion.
In The clever Universe, James Gardner envisions a 3rd dramatic alternative—a ultimate nation of the cosmos within which a hugely developed type of staff intelligence engineers a cosmic renewal, the beginning of a brand new universe.
Gardner's imaginative and prescient is that existence and intelligence are on the very center of the stylish equipment of the universe. it's a perspective that has received outspoken compliment from an array of prime scientists, together with Sir Martin Rees, Britain’s Astronomer Royal, and Templeton Prize winner Paul Davies.
The clever Universe is either a glance into the prior and a street map for the way forward for the universe. It explores the mysteries of the universe and of recognition, and offers a frank and engaging examine the place our minds are taking us.
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S. News and World Report, the result was straight out of a science fiction novel: There emerged, from 15 generations and 4,500 different designs, a truss no human engineer would design. a leg bone, irregular and somehow organic. Tests on models confirm its superiority to human-designed ones as a stable support. No intelligence made the designs. 35 42 THE INTELLIGENT UNIVERSE Another startling example of the sheer strangeness of successful genetic programming is computer code that was evolved to help a patient control a prosthetic hand on the basis of erratic nerve signals picked up by electrodes taped to the patient’s wrist.
Although promising, quantum computing faces daunting engineering challenges, paramount among them the difficulty of keeping the computing elements of the device (called qubits) in a delicate state of quantum entanglement until the computational task at issue has been completed. a huge and ongoing quantum computation. ”13 But what precisely is the universe computing? Lloyd’s answer is straightforward, if a trifle cryptic: [The universe] computes itself.... As soon as the universe began, it began computing.
Isaac Newton’s theological ruminations, for example, dwarf in page count the content of his famous Principia Mathematica. The Secret Religious Writings of Isaac Newton Isaac Newton is the father of modern physics, and arguably the greatest scientific genius who ever lived. His storied mathematical depiction of the force of gravity in the Principia Mathematica required him to first invent calculus. The elegance and simplicity of his formulations furnish the standard by which the quality, and indeed the very beauty of scientific work, has been judged ever since.
The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos by James N. Gardner