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Science Fiction About Entropy

"The Last Question"(1956) is a science fiction short story by Issac Asimov about the ability of humankind to cope with and potentially reverse the process of entropy.

In the story, people asks a super-computer named AC(Multivacs) again and again:" How can the net amount of entropy of the universe be massively decreased?" Each time AC's answer is:"INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER." In the last scene, humanity disappears; space and time cease to exist; the universe is already dead. However, AC somehow continues to ponder the question. Eventually, AC discovers the answer and decides to show it by demonstrating the reversal of entropy: "And AC said:"LET THERE BE LIGHT!" And there was light."

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