# Research on free energy rate density

From Evo Devo Universe

## Contents

## Situation

A metric to characterize the complexity of physical, biological and cultural systems in the universe has been proposed by Chaisson (2001; 2003) (see below).

## Problem

- How can we precise and work with this metric?
- What are the limitations of this metric?
- What happens if we use this metric for the early universe?
- Can we complete the curve to understand the past (early universe) and to the future (acceleration of technology)?

## Progressing on these issues

We are looking for cosmologists to use this metric on the early universe. We are looking for futurists and statisticians to extrapolate the curve to the future.

## Benefits

Such a quantitative understanding will allow us to better characterize the evolution of complexity in our universe.

## People Interested

- Bela Nagy

- John Smart

- Clément Vidal

other researchers having published on this issue:

- Robert Aunger
- Eric Chaisson

## Bibliography

- Chaisson, E.J. (2001)
*Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature*, Harvard U. Press. ISBN 067400342X - Chaisson, E.J. (2003) A Unifying Concept for Astrobiology,
*International Journal of Astrobiology*, 2:91-101.