Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mario Alemi
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Mario Alemi
    Pages 11-28 Open Access
  4. Mario Alemi
    Pages 29-44 Open Access
  5. Mario Alemi
    Pages 45-62 Open Access
  6. Mario Alemi
    Pages 63-80 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 81-113

About this book


This Open Access book explores questions such as why and how did the first biological cells appear? And then complex organisms, brains, societies and –now– connected human societies? Physicists have good models for describing the evolution of the universe since the Big Bang, but can we apply the same concepts to the evolution of aggregated matter –living matter included? The Amazing Journey analyzes the latest results in chemistry, biology, neuroscience, anthropology and sociology under the light of the evolution of intelligence, seen as the ability of processing information. 

The main strength of this book is using just two concepts used in physics –information and energy– to explain: 

  • The emergence and evolution of life: procaryotes, eukaryotes and complex organisms
  • The emergence and evolution of the brain
  • The emergence and evolution of societies (human and not)
  • Possible evolution of our "internet society" and the role that Artificial Intelligence is playing


DNA Math Artificial Intelligence Statistics Open Society Internet Corporations Neuroscience Chemistry Physics History Paleoanthropology History Computer Science Corporate Finance Cryptography Sociology Political Science Open access

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Alemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Elegans FoundationLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25961-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25962-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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