The Creative Destruction Of Evolution
Humans now wield a greater influence on the planet than any other species in history, and human-developed technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence stand poised to overtake biological evolution. Just how did we arrive at this unique moment in human history, 14 billion years after the birth of the universe?
Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10: The Chronicles of Evolution brings together 24 prominent scientists and thinkers to trace the story of evolution through ten logarithmic scales of time. Through expert insights, this unique volume considers how humans found our place in the cosmos, and imagines what lies ahead.
S. Thurner, The Creative Destruction of Evolution, in: S. Sim, B. Seet (Eds.), “Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10: The Chronicles of Evolution”, Wildtype Books (2018)