Whether modern cosmology can form the basis of satisfactory worldviews, including human culture, society, and values.
Digital dictatorships, people as domesticated “data cows” and other dangers of the information age.
Michael R. Gillings et al.
A vision of biology, human culture, and digital technology as one multi-level evolutionary process: storage of information, replication, expression, variation and selection.
We are our institutions, cooperating super-organisms, entangled amalgams of people and machines with super-human intelligence, processing, sensing, deciding, acting.
Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Simulation argument really works or maybe there is something wrong with our way of thinking about basic reality?
Cosmic evolution: based on the principles of thermodynamics history of the rise of complexity in nature (galaxies, stars, planets, life, humans, society and machines).
Are life, genetic knowledge, and explanatory knowledge so radically new and powerful they may change the ultimate fate of our Universe?
A reinterpretation of the history of the human species in a way which suggests that it may not be individual humans, but our social systems, who are the most advanced intelligence currently operating on Earth.
Modern science can take you a long, long way as you pursue questions about the meaning of life: What is this cosmos I'm part of? What does it mean to be human?
How believing in intersubjective fictions like gods, nations, human rights or money enabled humans to cooperate in very large numbers with complete strangers and rule over all the other animals of planet Earth.
Highly speculative extrapolation of complexity-increasing processes described in Cosmology and Big History into deep future of intelligent life, culture and technology in the Universe.
Will AI and robots (autonomous tools) change our outlook on life in different ways than our lifeless and soulless tools we still use today?