{Lesening} Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence (Mit Press)Autor James Lovelock – Entrecielos.co

The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together will help the Earth surviveJames Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time, has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth He argues that the Anthropocene the age in which humans acquired planetary scale technologies is, afteryears, coming to an end A new age the Novacene has already begunIn the Novacene, new beings will emerge from existing artificial intelligence systems They will think , times faster than we do and they will regard us as we now regard plants But this will not be the cruel, violent machine takeover of the planet imagined by science fiction These hyperintelligent beings will be as dependent on the health of the planet as we are They will need the planetary cooling system of Gaia to defend them from the increasing heat of the sun as much as we do And Gaia depends on organic life We will be partners in this projectIt is crucial, Lovelock argues, that the intelligence of Earth survives and prospers He does not think there are intelligent aliens, so we are the only beings capable of understanding the cosmos Perhaps, he speculates, the Novacene could even be the beginning of a process that will finally lead to intelligence suffusing the entire cosmos At the age of , James Lovelock has produced the most important and compelling work of his life

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