The Need for the Second Solar-Digital Revolution: Advice and Warning from a Friendly, Alien Civilization

The Need for the Second Solar-Digital Revolution: Advice and Warning from a Friendly, Alien Civilization
Author: Hookes, David
Almanac: Globalistics and Globalization StudiesGlobalization Studies and Evolutionary Trends

To survive as a species on this planet, to prevent the possibility of the Earth becoming a dead planet though run-away global warming, then we need to have a second solar-digital revolution. The first solar-digital revolution was the beginning of the evolution of complex life itself. It was only possible for life to evolve beyond a very primitive level of bacteria and archaea when it had developed a solar energy source that could be linked to an existing quaternary digital system (qDS), i.e., the genetic code. The latter was necessary to control the release of this energy and to pass on adaptation to environmental changes
to the next generation. Once the cyanobacteria developed photosynthesis to capture solar energy, with the concomitant creation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere, evolution could ‘take-off’. Oxygen from photosynthesis then provided an immediate rich source of energy for respiration. For evolution of life on the planet to continue we must replace fossil energy by renewable largely solar energy – a return to our evolutionary origins as it were. Binary digital systems (bDS) technologies will enable the integration of the different intermittent sources of solar energy, store it, possibly, as hydrogen, and then control its release. Thus, bDS technology will also allow the development and integration of a new socio-economic system driven by this new energy source, and create the possibility of a global cultural enlightenment.

Keywords: binary, biodiversity, biosphere, capital, climate, consumption, critical-thinking, digital, digital-to-analogue, Earth, endosymbiosis, enlightenment, equitable, ecological, energy, equilibrium, evolution, elites, fossil, genetic, genome, homo-sapiens, military, nuclear, photosynthesis, physics, quaternary, quantum, religions, revolution, solar, socio-economic, species, spectacles, stability, systems.

David Hookes, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside more