In his new book, Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, Richard Yonck asks: Is intelligence the natural result of progress? Or an inevitable property of the universe? If you’re a reader of Stephen Hawking, Richard’s books are for you. His previous work, Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence, is now in paperback. @ryonck, book cover design: Erin Seaward-Hiatt