Jim Gardner - The Intelligent Universe, Bio-Cosm, ET, AI and Evolution
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May 27, 2010
We talk about the "The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos" with author Jim Gardner. James N. Gardner is a widely published complexity theorist and science essayist whose peer-reviewed articles and scientific papers have appeared in prestigious scientific journals. He has also written popular articles for WIRED, Nature Biotechnology, The Wall Street Journal, and World Link. Gardner is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School. Additionally, Gardner was elected as an Oregon State Senator. Later, Gardner founded an international non-profit organization in 1992—the Conference of World Regions (CWR)—that focused on studying the emerging political role of subnational regions in the global economy. Topics Discussed: law & cosmology, Hubble, bio-cosm, the universe is a replicator, the cosmic playbook, game environment, DNA, evolution, ontology, God, ET, triple alpha process, stellar alchemy, the big bang, Lee Smolin, John von Neumann, multi verses, m-theory, string theory, 10 or 11 dimensions, AI, transhumanism, Asimov's three laws of robotics, nanotechnology, is the universe in a hurry?, Richard Dawkins, the extended phenotype, technological singularity, quantum computers, live extension, anthropocentric, Martin Rees, Paul Davies and more. We proceed to talk about the universe as a time machine, intelligent design, the purpose of the universe and the composition of the cosmos in hour two with Jim Gardner. We talk about SETI and how to contact ET. What would they look like and what would the impact of their discovery mean to human civilization? Jim talks about the constants of physics, law in the universe and "the life friendly universe". He discusses what technological development would mean to our own space travel and discovery. Topics Discussed: the universe as a time machine, pulsars, Paul LaViolette, intelligent communication, Seth Shostak, SETI, constants of physics, Carl Sagan's contact, prime numbers, contacting ET, base 11 arithmetic, E=mc2, time, the cosmic Da Vinci code, cosmic DNA, the life-friendly universe, the big bang, human life, cosmic evolution, progress of life in the universe, atheism, what ET looks like, communicating with ET, impact on Earth and human civilization of ET discovery, interstellar cloning and more.