From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 20:47:06 PDT
Is Our Universe Ruled by Artificial Intelligence?
Written by Fraser Cain
Science fiction is filled with unusual alien species. But apart from the
occasional robot, biological life is running the show. But NASA scientist,
Dr. Steven Dick, sees a future Universe that has evolved past biology. Where
every intelligence is artificial. Consider the likelihood of a
Does intelligent life exist beyond Earth? It's easily the most profound and
challenging question that humans have ever asked. The consequences of
discovering other intelligent life would ripple through every aspect of
human society, and actually meeting another species would be even more
But are there abundant intelligent life forms out there? Or is the
biological life on Earth just a stage? Just a single step towards our
inevitable technological existence.
In a recent paper published in the journal Acta Astronautica, entitled The
Post Biological Universe, Dr. Steven Dick notes how every search for
extraterrestrial intelligence assumes that life will be biological. And yet,
here on Earth we can see that intelligent life develops more and more
sophisticated tools over time. And these tools will eventually lead to
artificial intelligence that outstrips its makers.
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