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  • n. The result of the second law of thermodynamics in which the entropy of the universe steadily increases until thermal equilibrium is reached, energy is uniformly dispersed, and no life exists.


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  • Science fiction author Stephen Baxter's descriptions of this state are vivid and trenchant. Can't remember the book(s) they were in, though.

    March 23, 2013