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Earth Earn: Our Open Participatory Earthropocene to Ecosmocene Futurity

Ecosmo Sapiens > New Earth > Mind Over Matter

Yuan, H. Y., et al. Quantum Magnonics: When Magnon Spintronics meets Quantum Information Science. Physics Reports. April, 2022. We choose this entry by five researchers based in the Netherlands, China, and Spain as an example of how current frontier mind/matter studies of deep physical phenomena keep becoming more amenable and animate, The entry signifies the prowess of our Earthuman facilities to learn all about and move toward a grand integral uniVerse synthesis.

Spintronics and quantum information science are two promising candidates for innovating information processing technologies. Their combination can enable solid-state platforms for realizing multi-functional quantum tasks. Significant advances in the entanglement of quasi-particles and in designing high-quality qubits and photonic cavities for quantum information processing provide a physical basis to integrate magnons with quantum systems. From these endeavours, the interdisciplinary field of quantum magnonics emerges, which combines spintronics, quantum optics and quantum information science. s We discuss how magnonic systems can be integrated with quantum cavity photons, superconducting qubits, nitrogen-vacancy centers, and phonons for coherent information transfer and collaborative information processing. (Excerpt)

Ecosmo Sapiens > New Earth > democracy

Piketty, Thomas. Long Life Participatory Socialism. Noema Magazine. November 10, 2021. This essay by the French historian is somewhat a synopsis of his latest work A Brief History of Equality (Harvard University Press, 2022) which proposes scopes out a viable, egalitarian resolve between these personal and polity aspects. We also note that this central position is just what the complexity sciences are finding everywhere as nature’s optimum self-organized criticality between more and less relative order. We also cite as a social version of the Patterns in Autism paper by Bernard Crespi (search). How obvious this perennial Golden Mean ought to be, while nations (autistic America) are torn apart as these complements battle each other.

I used to believe socialism was a failed idea. But then capitalism went too far. Now, I believe we need a socialism that is decentralized, federal and democratic, ecological, multiracial and feminist. (TP)

Thomas Piketty is Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics and Codirector of the World Inequality Lab. He is the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) which gained an international popularity.

Noema publishes essays, interviews, reportage, videos and art on the integral realms of philosophy, governance, geopolitics, economics, artificial intelligence, the climate crisis and onto democracy and capitalism. In ancient Greek, noēma means “thinking” or the “object of thought.” Our intention is to delve deeply into the critical issues transforming the world today, at length and with historical context, in order to illuminate new pathways of thought in a way not possible through the daily media.

Ecosmo Sapiens > Self-Selection

Jiang, Jonathan, et al. Avoiding the Great Filter: Predicting the Timeline for Humanity to Reach Kardashev Type I Civilization. Galaxies. May 12, 2022. Seven scholars from the USA and China exercise a study of how and when our whole planetary abide might sufficiently be able to sustain itself. But on June 1, 2022 national sovereignties seem obsessed with nuclear war. Maybe the final test is not about such material aspects but need involve some Earthwise awake, aware cognitive choice to stop fighting, peaceably unify and begin a common quest(ion).

The Great Filter. This is a phrase coined in 1998 by Robin Hanson, a George Mason University economist who suggests that some decisive global coherence must be commonly achieved so that a planetary culture can successfully live on. It can be accessed at mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/greatfilter.

The level of technological development of any civilization can be gauged in large part by the amount of energy produced for its usage, along with their global stewardship of its home world. Following the (Nikolai) Kardashev definition, a Type I civilization is able to store and use all the energy available on its planet. In this study, we analyze three important energy sources: fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable. We also consider environmental limitations specific to our calculations, to predict when humanity will reach the level of a Kardashev Scale Type I civilization. (excerpt)

Ecosmo Sapiens > Self-Selection

Olse,, Stephanie, et al. The Effect of Ocean Salinity on Climate and its Implications for Earth’s Habitability. arXiv:2205.06785. As if we didn’t need any more fine-tuned conditions, Purdue University, University of Chicago, Weizmann Institute of Sciences and University of Victoria researchers including Dorion Abbot note that variable salt water levels could have aid or inhibit life’s planetary occasion and course.

The influence of atmospheric composition on the climates of present-day and early Earth has been studied extensively, but the role of ocean composition has received less attention. We use the ROCKE-3D ocean-atmosphere general circulation model to investigate the response of Earth's present-day and Archean climate system to low vs. high ocean salinity. We find that saltier oceans yield warmer climates due to changes in ocean dynamics. In combination with higher levels of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4, a saltier ocean may allow for a warm Archean Earth with only seasonal ice at the poles despite receiving 20% less energy from the Sun. (Abstract)

Ecosmo Sapiens > Self-Selection

Way, M. J.. et al. Large-scale Volcanism and the Heat Death of Terrestrial Worlds. arXiv:2204.12475. NASA Goddard, Carleton University, Ottawa and NASA Ames researchers pile on with still another deleterious factor in occurrence in early Hadeon and Archean eras and on to today. Not only do meteors pound the planet, a vicarious degree of eruptions from inside the Earth can have a serious impact and influence on life, pluck and luck.

We argue that more so that meteor impacts, volcanos have played a critical role in the long-term habitability of Earth as a cause of mass extinction events.. We estimate the likelihood of effects that could drive a planet into an extreme moist or runaway greenhouse inhospitable states. In one approach, we make a conservative estimate of the rate at which sets of near-simultaneous LIPs (pairs, triplets, and quartets) occur in a random history statistically the same as Earth's. We find that LIPs closer in time than 0.1-1 million yr are likely; significantly, this is less than the time over which terrestrial LIP environmental effects are known to persist. (Excerpt)

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