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Earth Earn: Our Open Participatory Earthropocene to Ecosmocene Futurity

Ecosmo Sapiens > New Earth > Mind Over Matter

Auffeves, Alexia. Quantum Technologies Need a Quantum Energy Initiative. PRX Quantum. June, 2022. As this 21st century, 2020s second revolution becomes readily feasible, we cite this example by a Universite Grenoble Alpes, CNRS physicist which surveys an array of thermodynamic features and concerns with regard to resource, probabilistic, fluctuation, etc. efficiencies and costs.

Quantum technologies have high expectations from governments and private companies, as they promise to shape safer and faster ways to extract, exchange, and treat information. However, despite its major impact for industry and society, their energetic usages are rarely part of deployment strategies. In this Perspective, I argue that quantum advances plan a transverse quantum energy initiative, so to connect quantum thermodynamics, information science, and engineering.

Ecosmo Sapiens > New Earth > Mind Over Matter

Maniscalco, Sabrina, et al. Quantum Network Medicine. arXiv:2206.12405. With a Rethinking Medicine with Network Science and Quantum Algorithms subtitle, seventeen University of Helsinki, Finnish Quantum Institute physicists, provide a thorough study of how these universe to human, original and manifest realms, could inform and integrate so as to form a palliative synthesis. See also Translational Quantum Machine Intelligence for Tumor Dynamics in Oncology at (2202.10919). A planatural philoSophia might trace an overall evolution whence an accumulated medical/health corpus is meant to be fed back to the fraught beings from whom it arose. Thus a self-cocreative genesis which heals, medicates, cures itself comes into view.

The emerging field of network medicine views ways to investigate disease pathogenesis, integrating information from relevant Omics databases, including protein-protein interaction, correlation-based, gene regulatory, and Bayesian networks. However, this requires analysing large amounts of data with an urgent need for powerful computation methods. At the microscopic level, drug-target chemistry simulation becomes a quantum problem, which needs a quantum solution. As we will discuss, quantum computing may be a key ingredient in enabling the full potential of network medicine. We propose to combine network medicine and quantum algorithms in a novel research field for a new era of disease prevention and drug design. (Excerpt)

Ecosmo Sapiens > New Earth > Viable Gaia

Sole, Ricard and Simon Levin. Ecological Complexity and the Biosphere: The Next 30 Years. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. July, 2022. In a special issue with this title, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and Princeton University senior scholars introduce and survey this perilous challenge that we Earthlings must face over these decades. But as we have just seen with the US climate act, whether the biosphere can be saved and sustained, or not (kinder or cinder), can be addressed by a common initiative and a strenuous, concerted effort to make this really happen. From the author’s experience, 21st century nonlinear science such as complex adaptive systems, network topologies, resilience theories which is now known to underlie natural phenomena need be fully implemented to inform and advance this global (Earthropocene) project.

Among the authoritative entries are How the Living World Evolved and Where It’s Headed Now by Peter Raven, A Resilience Sensing System for the Biosphere by Timothy Lenton, et al, Circling the drain: The Extinction Crisis and the Future of Humanity by Paul R. Ehrlich, et al. Scaling Up our Understanding of Tipping Points by Sonia Kefi and Modelling Coupled Human–Environment Complexity for the Future of the Biosphere by Madhur Anand, et al.

Global warming, habitat loss and overexploitation of limited resources are leading to alarming declines in biodiversity. Ecosystems are complex adaptive systems (search SL) with multiple alternative states and can abruptly shift from one to another. In dealing with a biosphere where humans are part of a complex, endangered ecological network, novel theoretical and engineering approaches are vitally needed. Using a 30-year window, we explore ways to sense, preserve and restore ecosystem resilience as well as interventions from afforestation to bioengineering to mitigate ecosystem collapse. (Excerpt)

Indeed, our only hope for a sustainable future will be for us to find a way to overcome our unremitting greed at all levels and to love one another while building social justice. (Peter Raven)

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