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Entropy and intelligence

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If in fact, low entropy correlates with intelligence, is the cost of localized intelligence then a “stupider universe” over the long term? Is low entropy correlated with what we call intelligent life? and what does that mean as we get smarter? or when there is artificial general intelligence (AGI)?

To contextualise the role of life within the framework of thermodynamics, we define these order-generating structures (such as a cell) as Units Of Negentropy, or UONs. But there’s no such thing as a free lunch. When UONs release this energy back into the environment, they mostly do so in a form that has higher entropy than was received.

From the BBC

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