The Resource Closing human evolution : life in the ultimate age, Ladislav Kováč

Closing human evolution : life in the ultimate age, Ladislav Kováč

Label
Closing human evolution : life in the ultimate age
Title
Closing human evolution
Title remainder
life in the ultimate age
Statement of responsibility
Ladislav Kováč
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume analyses the evolution of humankind by combining approaches from science and the arts. It offers a novel perspective on the evolution of life on Earth, based on a recent reformulation of the second law of thermodynamics in terms of the maximum entropy production principle. In essence, the Earth is but one of many white holes in the universe, where life functions as a specific arrangement for the rapid dissipation of energy gradients by generating self-organized structures. Evolution of life in the universe is a creative process of increasing complexity as a Bayesian ratchet of knowledge accumulation, advancing in an evolutionary maze characterized by myriad blind alleys. On Earth, the human species has progressed more than any other by creating artefacts that have become both agents and products of in our cumulative cultural evolution. Culture has dramatically enhanced the rate of dissipation of energy gradients. Extrapolating from the acceleration of cultural evolution suggests that humanity will reach the Civilization Singularity in the middle of the 21st century, a point in time at which the rate of changes, and hence their unpredictability and uncontrollability, will converge to infinity. Humankind has now entered the ultimate age, in which the exuberance and splendour of human feats may be metaphorically likened to fireworks. The author highlights a new role of scientists as intellectuals who can create music for the fireworks by analysing the consequences of the astounding dynamics in order to make the closing phase of human evolution a sublime one marked by minimal political and social tensions
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kováč, Ladislav
Dewey number
  • 576.8
  • 578.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer briefs in evolutionary biology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Life
  • Metaphysics
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
  • Metaphysics
  • Life Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Popular Life Sciences
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Social research & statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Life sciences: general issues
  • Social & political philosophy
  • Evolution
Label
Closing human evolution : life in the ultimate age, Ladislav Kováč
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-20660-8
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Prelude -- First movement. Life as a cosmic imperative -- Second movement. Evolutionary uniqueness of humans -- Third movement -- The ultimate optimism: Finitics -- Finale
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319206592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20660-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916446554
  • (OCoLC)ocn916446554
Label
Closing human evolution : life in the ultimate age, Ladislav Kováč
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-20660-8
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Prelude -- First movement. Life as a cosmic imperative -- Second movement. Evolutionary uniqueness of humans -- Third movement -- The ultimate optimism: Finitics -- Finale
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319206592
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20660-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916446554
  • (OCoLC)ocn916446554

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...