Re: Entropy an Addiction?

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 13:05:01 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> The Laws of
> Thermodynamics require entropy physically but we can slow the entire process
> down by uploading and thus creating less physical entropy. Think of it, is
> evolution merely structured entropy?

Yes, evolution *requires* entropy. Chilling, isn't it? If everything was
reversible, then evolution could not occur since dead beings could undie
and newborn beings could be unborn. I often think that our view of time
and evolution is just the gradient of entropy.

What we should work against is entropy increase that doesn't lead to
extropy increase.

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