Avoiding heat death in an accelerated expanding universe?

In summary, the conversation discusses whether the heat death of the universe is completely unavoidable in a universe with an accelerated expansion dominated by dark energy. The question is asked if there is any way to avoid it based on current knowledge and observations in physics. The response suggests that the impact of human civilization on the universe is insignificant and it is unlikely that heat death can be avoided in an accelerating expanding universe.
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Would there be any way to avoid heat death in an accelerated expanding universe?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe

Is the heat death of the universe completely unavoidable in an universe with an accelerated expansion dominated by dark energy like ours?

Or can there be any way to avoid it according to current knowledge, observations and experiments in physics?
 
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Suekdccia said:
TL;DR Summary: Would there be any way to avoid heat death in an accelerated expanding universe?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe

Is the heat death of the universe completely unavoidable in an universe with an accelerated expansion dominated by dark energy like ours?

Or can there be any way to avoid it according to current knowledge, observations and experiments in physics?
What do you mean by "avoid?" If you are asking if there is something we could do to stop it if it were going to happen? The effect of the human civilization on the Universe at large is miniscule, if even noticeable and almost certainly always will be.

-Dan
 
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topsquark said:
What do you mean by "avoid?" If you are asking if there is something we could do to stop it if it were going to happen? The effect of the human civilization on the Universe at large is miniscule, if even noticeable and almost certainly always will be.

-Dan
Perhaps not exactly "us". I meant whether it is physically possible that heat death does not finally occur in an accelerating expanding universe (like ours) or it would be completely unavoidable?
 

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