1 min readThe past and future of astrophysics and cosmology

This is a critical moment in the history of the universe and the earth. What we do today defines the future of all life hosted by this planet.

In this 2016 article written by Luciano Floridi, we are treated to a a new story of the universe, complete with the science that has enabled us to cross check the credibility of this story. The story connects the various bodies of knowledge we have discovered as a species, and tells us of the future of astrophysics, the earth, and our universe. If you have read the beginner article for astrophysics [see The Vision For Astrophysics By 2020], and you wish to go deeper in the subject, then this is the article for you.

Implications for AI

In this article, Floridi drives home the importance to act in this moment, because what we do today will determine the future for the earth. For the first time in the history of the earth, and possibly, the universe, the future of the planet, and all the life it has created is in the hands of one species. Floridi says, “we are its stewards at a specially crucial era”. It is time we understand how critical this moment is. We can no longer act business as usual. Drastic changes need to be made if we wish to see through the evolution nature has in store for us.

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