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Novacene : the coming age of hyperintelligence

Author: James Lovelock; Bryan Appleyard
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together will help the Earth survive. James 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lovelock; Bryan Appleyard
ISBN: 0262043645 9780262043649
OCLC Number: 1104066697
Notes: "Original edition first published by Penguin Books Ltd., London, 2019"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 138 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part One. The knowing cosmos. We are alone ; The edge of extinction ; Learning to think ; Why we are here ; The new knowers --
Part Two. The age of fire. Thomas Newcomen ; A new age ; Acceleration ; War ; Cities ; The world is too much with us... ; The heat threat ; Good or bad? ; A shout of joy --
Part Three. Into the Novacene. AlphaGo ; Engineering the new age ; The bit ; Beyond human ; Talking to the spheres ; All watched over by machines of loving grace ; Thinking weapons ; Our place in their world ; The conscious cosmos --
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Responsibility: James Lovelock with Bryan Appleyard.

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Are robots going to kill us all? They might if they feel like it, says the scientist James Lovelock in his new book. Or they might not. Look, it's not very important. I have never read a jauntier Read more...

 
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