A new way of understanding entropy: you can refer to it as the amount of information that is necessary to describe the state of a system.

The second law of thermodynamics still holds: in order to reduce entropy, you'd have to delete information. But that deletion process actually produces heat, thus maintaining the entropy level.



(I hope I summarized that correctly.)

Sign in to participate in the conversation

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!