Isaac Arthur argues that during the Black Hole Era of the Universe a period when all the stars have died civilization may not only survive but actually thrive.
In the previous episode we saw how civilizations might not simply survive after all the stars in the Universe had died, but might indeed thrive far better during the Black Hole Era of the Universe. Today, we will go beyond even the Dark Era to examine the concepts or Iron Star Civilizations, Boltzmann Brains, Reversible Computing, and even reversing Entropy itself.
|“You can think of quasars as lighthouses in the dark of the early universe.”|
|Apollo astronauts noticed something very strange about shadows on the moon|
|"The idea of a huge, hidden planet seemed kind of crazy."|
|"Each spaceship will cost only as much as a smartphone."|
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"Warp drives could become a real technology within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers."|
|"State borders are a lot weirder than they first appear."|
|Iron Star Civilizations|
|“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|