Entropy and Ergodicity

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The concepts of entropy and ergodicity are very different, but they are very much related in my mind.

I think they are similar because both of these concepts explain why things that are supposed to happen don’t happen.

Entropy has to do with loss due to complexity, while ergodicity has to with what happens over a period of time.

I know that I am not giving the text book definition of these terms and some people can get very caught up in definitions. It is important to make sure that people are talking about the same thing but sometimes the strive for purity is a distraction from the larger point.

The world is not as cause and effect predictable as you might think.

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Dealing with Information… – Alex on Information Management Practices · March 29, 2021 at 8:42 am

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