ORLY-EP0130B - SCIENCE: Entropy? Breaking the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Gluten Free Extra Virgin Crude Oil
Welcome to ORLYRADIO #130 recorded Friday October 28th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects,David O’Connor and Stephen Griffith
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WTF Is entropy? In layman's terms, Entropy is the randomness in a system. In computer science randomness is desireable, in physics randomness is unusable, in the grand scheme of life the universe and everything entropy is what the universe is headed for; where all coherent systems decay to randomness or lose their energy. So, for our next topic, Entropy is a high energy state that naturally wants to seek a lower energy state because that is easier to maintain. Like water seeking it’s own level, but at the atomic scale.
Maxwell's Demon may exist in the quantum realm (HARD Science) The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system always increases over time, or remains constant in ideal cases where the system is in a steady state or undergoing a reversible process. The increase in entropy accounts for the irreversibility of natural processes, and the asymmetry between future and past. http://futurism.com/there-may-be-a-loophole-in-the-second-law-of-thermodynamics/
Google’s futurist, Ray Kurzweil, says living forever starting at 2029 http://trueviralnews.com/googles-leading-futurist-predicts-humans-will-start-living-forever-by-2029/