Bruce Damer: Is the Universe waking up?
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"It seems as though the universe is a sort of self-contained thing, never looses any information."
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"A mechanism called â??lifeâ?? was able to fight against all this crud, and entropy, and fires and brimstone and preserve this little piece of information [DNA] forward, and itâ??s called reproduction, itâ??s called life. And that process has outlived the life of most stars. Itâ??s certainly older and tougher and more resilient than all the configuration of the continents."
"What if the universe, like Chris Langstonâ??s brain, is gradually booting up an awareness of itself?"
"And are you part of that great project that the universe is trying to do, which is to know itself?"
"Itâ??s like exposing you to the most powerful drug ever given to primates, which wasnâ??t alcohol, itâ??s not nicotine, itâ??s not MDMA, itâ??s not LSD. Itâ??s the computer/human interaction."