The 21st Century Singularity and Global Futures: A Big History Perspective by Andrey V. Korotayev
English | PDF,EPUB | 2020 | 619 Pages | ISBN : 3030337294 | 46.75 MB
This book introduces a 'Big History' perspective to understand the acceleration of social, technological and economic trends towards a near-term singularity, marking a radical turning point in the evolution of our planet. It traces the emergence of accelerating innovation rates through global history and highlights major historical transformations throughout the evolution of life, humans, and civilization. The authors pursue an interdisciplinary approach, also drawing on concepts from physics and evolutionary biology, to offer potential models of the underlying mechanisms driving this acceleration, along with potential clues on how it might progress.