Somewhere In Between #52
Does entropy across time look the same in a universe different to ours?
The universe is full of potential energy, recognized as a difference across some scale. Differences in pressure, temperature, state, all act in pursuit of equilibrium. Given enough time, a closed system will eventually fall into an even dispersal. Somewhere in between is some yet-to-be-determined point at which beautiful unexpected forms emerge.
This system takes the standard model of equal exchange and throws it off balance, so each reaction will randomly decide which side has an advantage over the other, and instead of dispersal, one force will win out.
In this system, do similar complex patterns appear? Will we see anything new that doesn’t appear with our usual rules? I found this idea very interesting, that even with no law towards chaos, actually the opposite, we can still end in formlessness. A blank end where no pixel differs from another.
I think that through observation of the world and experimenting with its concepts, we can learn far more about life than just the processes we’re studying. I’d be very curious to hear about what you take away from the work, and where your somewhere might be <3