Monday, August 3, 2015

Complexity: an essential requirement for intelligent life



Time evolution of the universe


According to general relativity, clocks and time can only be defined correctly in the presence of matter. In other words, interaction is an essential ingredient and generator of time. This is made more precise as „static” time and leads to the surprising consequence that for outside observers the universe remains static and unchanging. Only inside participants, through the phenomenon of entanglement, are able to perceive the evolution of the cosmos. It was proven recently that interaction (decoherence) through entanglement would evolve toward polar singularities. The existence of poles, called white and black holes, also appears as the consequence of particular solutions of Einstein’s field equations. Observing the gravitational effects of black holes aided their discovery, but white holes remain hypothetical due to the immense difficulty to observe them. However, the nature of white holes has been speculated as negative-curving, bulging fields, which deflect incoming energy, even light. Thus they are the source of illusionary light rays; a fact reflected in their name and which would pose a significant challenge to their discovery. Nevertheless, the existence of white holes is postulated here.

Thanks to string theory, it is becoming widely accepted that the universe has more dimensions than the three dimensions of our experience. In string theory, holographic principle recognizes the importance of the horizon, as the information depository of a given volume of space (Susskind, 1994). The holographic principle means that information accumulation of the horizon via interaction turns particles into information-saturated black holes. The Euclidean spatial field, which determines the highest complexity, applies to our world and for life. Evolution is an ever-increasing complexity that works through the self-organization of matter into stars, planets, and living creatures such as us. The apex of evolution is the appearance of the still-evolving, highly intelligent mind, which cannot be a uniquely human quality—some other planets in some other galaxies necessarily should nurture life.

The universe’s drive toward complexity is a humbling realization because the most complicated matter known to man is the human brain. The idea that evolution, including societal development, is channeled toward complexity and order suggests a shining future for the intelligent occupants of the cosmos, including mankind.


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