A variant of AKIRA is the view ofPierre Teilhard de Chardin - who tried all his life to reconcile his Jesuit education with his evolutionary biologist backgrounds.
To put it in extremely ham-fisted and distorted words, his view was that the universe evolves to greater and greated degrees of complexity, first physical, then biological, then in terms of consciousness and information. He posits this as a teleological process - something that is attracted by it's final state rather than caused by its initial conditions.
In this case, the final, asymptotic point of a universe evolving to greater consciousness and complexity would be a fully conscious universe, on some kind of ultimate level of consciousness - basically, god. The idea being that god is in currently in the process of creating itself, of awakening into consciousness.
It's an interesting view, because it's not afraid of being teleological - in the domain of theological speculation, there's no reason to believe a divinity would be subjected to causality and time as we experience it. Once you open that door, you can contemplate the idea of a god that will only exist in what we perceive as the future, but whose freedom from causality allows for it/him/her to affect what we perceive as the present, even by doing something as paradoxical as creating itself.