After entering the age of science and technology, mankind began to study and explore the mysteries of the world. To explore all the mysteries of this world, we need to use various laws of physics, and the essence of science is to continuously discover the laws of physics that exist in the universe and apply them to reality.
Nature and the universe are the treasure house of the laws of physics. In this vast space, there are many laws of physics. The existence of these laws of physics allows everything, life, and the entire universe to form a stable circular system. The natural phenomena such as wind, rain, thunder and lightning that we see in our daily lives are actually products under the laws of physics.
We have mastered the laws of physics, which means we have mastered the essence of everything and nature. If we can master all the laws of physics in the universe, then human beings are the gods of the universe. Some people may say that the universe is so vast that we cannot imagine that the laws of physics discovered by humans on the earth may not necessarily apply to the entire universe. Is this really the case?
We must understand that the universe originated from the Singularity Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, and everything in the universe now evolved from the original super energy after the birth of the universe. The basic matter of the early universe was distributed everywhere, and they continued to evolve under the same physical rules, and finally formed the splendid starry sky of the universe.
It can be seen that although the universe is vast and every galaxy is different, the laws of physics are the same. The laws of physics that exist in the solar system also apply to other galaxies. The laws of physics discovered by humans on the earth also apply to the entire universe. At least for now, scientists have not discovered that the laws of physics discovered by humans are not applicable in the universe.
The laws of physics that humans explore and master are the truths in the universe, and they are applicable to all corners of the universe. Among the many laws of physics, some are very important and some are not. So which one can be called the ultimate law of the universe? Many people may think of the theory of relativity, gravitation and so on.
In fact, these are not the ultimate laws of physics of the universe. The true ultimate laws of physics are the “law of entropy increase”, which Einstein called the most scientific laws. Although the discovery of the “Law of Entropy Increase” has given us more knowledge of the universe, scientists say that they would rather not find it. Why?
To unravel this mystery, first let us briefly understand what the “law of entropy increase” is. It is actually a law of thermodynamics proposed by Clausius, which describes the degree of chaos in a system. When a system is born, its entropy value will continue to increase, which is an irreversible process, and as the entropy value continues to increase, the entire system will become more and more chaotic and eventually die out.
A stone will push the edges and corners with the passage of time, and finally become a pile of sand, fuel will continue to burn for various reasons, life will die one day, etc., these are irreversible under the law of entropy increase process.
I believe that many of my friends know about perpetual motion machines. As early as 1200 BC, humans had the idea of perpetual motion machines. After mankind entered the era of science and technology, many scientists also expected to be able to create a real perpetual motion machine, but as a result, I believe everyone knows that every attempt has failed.
It may seem to many people that as long as the technological strength reaches a certain level, a real perpetual motion machine can be manufactured. But in fact, when we discover the law of entropy increase, you will understand that true perpetual motion machines will never appear. Even if human science and technology become stronger in the future, we can only create pseudo perpetual motion machines.
The main reason why scientists say that they would rather not discover the law of entropy increase is that they have seen the final outcome of the universe-heat death, and the common destination of all living things-death.
I believe many friends know that human beings have been studying and exploring the path to immortality since ancient times. Some scientists in ancient times began to explore the road to immortality, and many emperors have also made a lot of efforts for this. When mankind entered the age of technology, the search for immortality and immortality not only continued, but also continued to accelerate.
Especially after human beings began to explore biotechnology and initially revealed some of the genetic mysteries of life, their expectations for immortality became higher and higher. In the hearts of some scientists, the mystery of life lies in genes. As long as we have all the codes of genes, we can crack the mysteries of life. At that time, human beings can control life and death to achieve immortality.
Can such a good wish really come true? From the perspective of the law of entropy increase, we can understand that true immortality can never be achieved. Although human beings can obtain energy from the outside world and feed on negative entropy, they can offset a part of the chaos caused by entropy increase to a certain extent, but from the perspective of the overall life trend, the degree of biological chaos is still increasing, only through certain biological Technology, we can make the rate of entropy increase warmer, so that the life span of human beings can be greatly increased.
The trend of entropy increase is irreversible, and we cannot stop this process from proceeding. We can only warm up this speed through certain methods. Therefore, no matter how powerful human genetic technology is, it can only increase life span, but cannot truly achieve immortality.
In the same way, if the universe is a closed system, according to the law of entropy increase, the entropy of the entire universe is also increasing, and the universe environment will become more and more chaotic, and finally turn into a chaos and return to the starting point. Perhaps this is a kind of reincarnation of the universe. Our current universe may be the last time the entropy of the universe has increased to its limit, then return to the initial point, and then through the big bang again, a new universe is born.
This is the case of the universe in a closed system. If our universe is not closed, some changes may occur. As we said before, the human system can obtain energy from the outside world and obtain negative entropy, so as long as humans can obtain enough negative entropy, their life span will be extremely long.
If there is more vast space outside the universe, and the universe can obtain energy from outer space and obtain negative entropy, then the life of our universe will also be extremely long. Although the ultimate destiny cannot be changed, a long-lived universe is for mankind. is very important.
Mankind lives in the universe. If the universe is finally headed towards destruction, then mankind will not survive either. Only when the universe lives longer can there be enough time for human beings to develop science and technology, until one day we can get out of this universe and explore a wider space.