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Jeffrey H. Robbins

Rutgers University
Adjunct Professor
United States
ISSS Regular

The title of my paper is "Anthropocene as Life's State of the Art in Disorder Production: A Sustainability Conundrum". The paper extrapolates the claim of by Eric D, Schneider and James J. Kay that life is a response to the thermodynamic imperative of dissipating gradients. Adding a twist to the claim of Jeffrey Wicken that “entropic dissipation propels evolutionary structuring,” Schneider and Kay contend that “evolving life represents order emerging from disorder in the service of causing even more disorder" the paper proposes that rapidly advancing technology and its increasing impact on us, as a species, and by way of us on the biosphere, creates a sustainability conundrum that is in need of serious attention.