The future of human evolution
Approaching evolution from a different point of view, the Dawn of Symbolic life examines how the rise of civilization and ongoing current technological progress can be seen as an extension of biological evolution. A fascinating blend of biology, philosophy, and economics, the book outlines a formidable and compelling set of ideas that places mankind at the center of an epic evolutionary event. An event that the author believes could lead to a transformation of the world as we know it.
By analyzing such contemporary issues as environmental sustainability, space exploration, the spread of information technology and the role of religion in a modern society from the long-term perspective of the entire history of life, the author reaches some remarkable conclusions concerning the significance of recent events and what they portend for the future. In a profoundly optimistic assessment, the reader is methodically guided toward a fascinating vision of the future that is both inspiring and somewhat apocalyptic.