The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos. James N. Gardner. New Page Books.




The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos Book Cover The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos
James N. Gardner
New Page Books
February 15, 2007
Hardcover
271
9781564149190

What is the ultimate destiny of our universe?

That is the striking question addressed by James Gardner in The Intelligent Universe.

Traditionally, scientists have offered two bleak answers: fire or ice.

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. This viewpoint has won praise from an array of leading scientists, including Britain’s Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, 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 cosmos 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 10 best science books of 2003 by the editors of Amazon.com and was featured in major stories in TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Harper’s, National Geographic, and other major publications. Gardner’s path-breaking scientific articles have appeared in Wired, Complexity (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 and scientific conferences around the world.