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Since entropy is the amount of disorder in a closed system, a similar system having a region with order being established in it and being maintained there, must be surrounded by a region where the amount of disorder is greater than were all of the volume of both regions to initially exist in a more regular situation. In an economics situation, as work is performed and goods (having greater order) are produced, the amount of disorder outside the production part of the system becomes more, and its entropy becomes greater, even though within in our (limited) experience we are progressing in the amount of wealth and ordered goods that our civilization has taken us. Does this mean that eventually (after many thousands of years) that the quantity of pollution and scraped goods will become so great that our very existence will become doubtful?

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