The energy associated with psychic activity is not conserved and does not dissipate. I can hear people’s heads exploding as they read those sentences. Typically when I say things like that, a lot people reject the idea; however, they tend to reject the idea because it seems too counter-intuitive, does not fit their expectations, does not fit their biases, does not fit their paradigm, and other things of that nature. This statement is accurate when you look at the relationship psi has to entropy, disorder, and information along with its higher-dimensional structure.
Entropy and Disorder
There are many different ways to define entropy based on the nuances of how it is used or the paradigm that uses it. Entropy can be defined as uncertainty within a system, how something diffuses and dissipates, or how disordered a system is. In this section, the focus is on how entropy relates to order and disorder.
Order is when entities are arranged in such a way there is some sort of sequence(how strongly the system follows the sequence varies with how ordered it is). An example of a sequence is a list. A list is a collection of elements/entities where the arrangement of the elements matters and repetitions are allowed. Lists are encountered every day when dealing with numbers comprised of more than one digit. For example, the numbers 110, 011, and 101 are lists of the same digits; however, since the ordering is different, it yields different values. The order of a system also allows you to predict with a level certainty what is to be found at some n or k element. While this is a mathematical and abstract example of what order is, we implement order on an every day level when it comes to how we organize things like books.
I, personally, am a bookworm. I have all sorts of books that cover a broad range of things both virtual and physical. I have books on religion, I have books on science, I have various college textbooks, I have science fiction books, I have programming books, I have art books, and I have all sorts of other books. The stack of books keeps growing. Well, if I have this huge collection of books, how am I to find a book I am looking for? The solution is to create some sort of system where maybe the books are divided by genre.
Since I can always add or take away a group of books, I have genres that have an n amount of books. That makes it somewhat easier to locate books, but what if I have a large number of genres? In addition to having books organized by genres, I can have the genres organized alphabetically. Again, since I can always add or remove a genre from my library, I would have a library with n genres. First would be n amount of genres that start with A; second would be n amount of genres that start with B. We would continue this pattern for every new first letter. Continuing the pattern would have multiple genres that start with the same letter having their ordering assigned by comparing the alphabetical rankings of characters in different positions. Having order in my library makes it so I can know the location of a book with a large amount of certainty; however, if books were organized in my library randomly, I would have no clue where a particular book could be.
You could introduce a large amount of entropy/disorder into my library just by randomly knocking all my books off their shelves and switching up the directory structure of my files. The consequence of that would be I would no longer know where my copy of “Heritage of Hastur” is. In other words, I am less able to predict where a particular book is. Disorder is introduced when elements in the domain(allowable values) of the characteristics of a system are not constrained by a particular a sequence. In this case, my books have become disorganized; I may not find a book that starts with A in a genre that starts with A first.
Versus knocking all my books off of my shelf, what if you just played a cruel joke where everyday, you took a few books and swapped them out of sequence. That is analogous to what happens as a consequence of the second law of thermodynamics. An increase in entropy as time moves forward is analogous to the random book swapping. Intuitively, I can fix the disorder by placing the books back in order. In regards to disorder in the universe, the universe will end up in a more disordered state even if you tried to order it, because all physical processes are prone to disorder. That is because of the second law of thermodynamics that is derived from physical symmetries.