Signs of Entropy
WARNING: this is an ongoing debate on the forum. This is only MY version of how things are, based on the discussion on the forum, I might discover things that will perfect or change some of the presented theories. Please try to contradict me in a creative way with proof.
If the theory to describe the mechanism of the Universe was a perfect circle, then everything would be perfectly balanced. But it’s not. We are tempted to think that everything is perfectly balanced because, in our mind, we recreate a cloned system of the universe we’re analyzing, and the copy we are analyzing is, indeed, perfect and fits within a circle. The reality outside our mind is that we are missing information when imagining the world around us. Everything in reality is, indeed, balanced but not perfectly symmetrical. The core starts as a perfect balance, but as you go further into complexity, you discover something else. The universe itself is expanding; it stretches at incomprehensible speed. This causes entropy to be the ruler of events. Everything is more likely to get destroyed than to build itself. The energy you put into destruction is smaller than the energy you put into creation, even if, in theory, they should be the same. This can be seen also in math. Simple levels are balanced, for example addition (+) and subtraction (-) are balanced. If you subtract something out of something else, you will be able to reproduce the original thing by addition. It does not happen the same if we go one complexity level up. Multiplication and division are not balanced as they seem to our logic. There are situations that prove that division, in other words a process governed by entropy, is more powerful than multiplication, a process governed by syntropy.
Take for example 10 divided by 3. It will create a number that is stretching to infinity 3.333333 (to infinity). Such a number, you can not hold, express, or communicate in its full meaning without using a fraction. Regardless how many 3s you write after the dot, it will never be infinity, it will be just a ridiculous amount of numbers. Multiplication alone can not obtain infinity from finite things like division can. You cannot obtain the original number (10) by multiplying 3*3.3333 unless you have an infinite number of 3s after the dot. But you can’t have that without the help of division! So what division can do on its own, multiplication cannot balance alone.
Note: changing the base of the number will give round numbers in this case, but division is still capable of creating these kinds of numbers in other cases. Regardless of the base, you can’t escape it.
That gives a strong clue on how the entropy of the universe is governing things that surround us, and how, in our mind, things tend to be perfectly balanced while they are not. It’s another reason why, in the circle on the cover, there is a gap and not a perfect circle.
Entropy, caused by the expansion of the universe, has unbelievable consequences. Because of entropy, energy can be converted into information, and I will detail this important affirmation next.
Imagine you have a glass, for the sake of example. Let’s say it’s a perfect sphere (or any other ordered, geometrical shape). The quantity of information it contains is small, you could use a simple formula to describe the glass sphere and it will be perfectly accurate. Now use a small energy amount to shatter this glass sphere. The energy you will use will get converted into heat, heat will dissipate and so on. On a large-scale, even if it’s converted into something else, that energy will eventually vanish, because the universe is endlessly big and it’s growing/expanding. Any amount divided by infinity will tend towards zero. So you lose that energy, but what do you get instead? You get that sphere turned into shards. The quantity of information within those shards is a lot bigger than the information contained in the initial sphere. The quantity of matter is the same, the energy is the same, but the quantity of information is higher. In other words, you would need a lot more complex and bigger formulas to describe the shards than you needed for the sphere.
In an indirect way, energy was responsible for creating more information.
If matter can be converted into energy, and it can according to that funny dude with white hair named Einstein (E=mc^2), and energy can be converted into information, it means matter can be converted into information, but only within an entropic system, such as the universe. I make this specification because the same process logic can also be used on other systems, except the universe, and it will not work if they are non governed by entropy, but this in the application part of this book.
The implications of this are amazing when we consider one other thing. Information can multiply to infinity! For example, a fractal has an endless border even if it’s formula is finite. When you print a book in 1 million prints, you multiply that information 1 million times. None of the printed books will lose their power or meaning based on the number of prints. Technology is also a way information is converted back into higher levels. It requires energy just to compensate for the entropy in the system, but within an ideal, imaginary system, the process of matter to energy to information conversion could be reversed and could allow information to be converted back in energy and energy in matter. Just think about it: your mind is an endless source of information, it could change reality, matter, or anything around it just by thought. Now this sounds like fantasy, I know, and it is, because we live in an entropic system, so things will always go down and never up on their own. Understanding the mechanism however, is something of extreme value.
This fantastic conversion backwards actually happens under our eyes and we can observe it if we know where to look. Life itself is a system governed by syntropy, and that means this process is where we could expect this convention to happen, things to go backwards than in the rest of the universe. And it does. Life creates matter out of information, out of nothing virtually. Birth is one of the most powerful and magical moments of existence. Energy, matter, and information all work in creative direction–backwards–when it happens in a syntropic system.
But there is more to life than just syntropy. Living beings are complete systems, that means both syntropy and entropy should happen within same system. And it does. A part of our life is syntropic, while the other part is entropic. The bridge between the two parts of our lives happens at around 25 years, but depends on the person. In the second half of our lives, everything is governed by entropy, we degrade and we die eventually.
Syntropy and Entropy happen in separate time intervals of our lives. That is proof that time itself is part of our system. This means the life of a person can be seen as a whole and not only as a linear, unpredictable series of events. This allows techniques of foreseeing future, change it, and so on.