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The Singularity Institute is one of the leading research institutes on Singularity subjects.
[ Originally posted at our new home at Scientific American. ] It's Chemistry Day at the Scientific American blog network, and while casting about for a relevant physics-related topic, I found my inspiration in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day . John Connor is in mortal danger again, this time from a new, improved Terminator machine known as the T-1000. The original killing machine (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is now the "good guy," having been reprogrammed to act as Connor's protector. [ Note: Spoilers follow. But if you haven't seen the movie yet, what's the matter with you?
Minute Physics explains what time is and “time is a lot like space”. The existence of time is measured by the fact that entropy (ability of a system to become more disorderly over time) is increasing. Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains that at first the Universe was a very ordered system and it’s becoming more and more disorderly.