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Q: Is the total complexity of the universe growing, shrinking or staying the same?
The complete question was:If you were to look at the universe as an organism, was the early universe a simpler organism than the present-day organism? Is the total complexity of the universe growing, shrinking or staying the same? The total complexity of the universe is increasing, due to the inevitable march of entropy (or information), which is exactly the measure of complexity. So if you’d seen one part of the universe, you’ve pretty much seen all of it. The amount of data it would take to accurately describe the universe as it is now utterly dwarfs the amount that it would take to describe the early universe.
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