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BEAST OF RAPID CHANGES - PATRICIA TAMAYO

Many people wonder how the world started. There are multiple theories trying to explain the origins of the universe thinking it’s a very complicated subject when in reality it’s very easy. In fact, so easy that it came to and end just the same way it started.

 

The key word we’re going need is “information”. Everything functions thanks to the exchange of information and it is through that the first clue of life started to appear. First there was nothing, then that nothing decided to duplicate itself which means reproduce the information it has of itself. Shouldn’t be very difficult to duplicate nothingness so that’s how the first information exchange begun. Next, after creating a huge space of nothingness it created something; a small particle of dust. The small particle of dust duplicated itself to transport more information. After that, small clusters of particles started to exist which is what we call “atoms” today. Atoms gathered together to create more information and that’s when the next method came to life: the exchange through grouping. The process kept going on like that until we have the first microorganisms that learned how to reproduce themselves with other microorganisms instead of itself so the information would be richer. Then microorganisms started to develop senses like sight and smell that manifested a new way to process more information which then became animals.

 

The last sense to develop was hearing. Animals created different speech patterns that allowed them to communicate with each other without the necessity of reproduction which made the process way quicker. Then one certain animal figured out a way to make certain sounds that would accurately communicate what the other was thinking; it was the first humans through speech. Speech was revolutionary, it allowed a much richer way to share information and for that humans needed to develop even more complicated brains to be able to process all of it. That’s how humans became the dominant species, being able to control the rest. All because of their ability to share more information. For a long time humans took the lead with that, creating books and the internet and things like that.

 

Now fast forward to the end of the world. Humans, animals and plants are part of a system of information sharing much like a body works. Each of those living things became the bacteria and cells conforming a much bigger body. The whole world became another bigger creature with the ambition and thirst for more and more information. In fact, it became so big that it was hard to be able to transport so many information. The stress of the systems conforming it had to explode with a bang. So what is it then? Is there a limit to how much information we can know? Or was that just a small experiment of the universe? Where did all the information go? Many questions had to go unanswered thanks to the ambition of the universe itself. It got tired for a while but then the beast decided to restart the process. It became the last living thing in the universe. And it is the one through which you are able to read this.

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