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  1. Nov 10, 2005 #1
    In michio Kaku's book hyperspace he makes reference to a book(or books) that has a dying glaxy and he says the people in the galaxy keep talking a to computer that knows everything and in the end it talks about how the universe finally dies but the computer is still alive and it gathers nebula dust and what not and say "Let there be Light" what page and what is the name of the book?
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2005 #2

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    Though I do not recall the name of the story it is by Isaac Azimov. It appears in one of his collections of short stories.

    Edit: After doing a bit of google work I believe the name of the story is The Last Question It appears in several different short story collections.
     
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  4. Nov 10, 2005 #3

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    I think its Asimov's The Final Question. In that story, a scientist asks a computer (in the 1950s 0r 60s) how one can produce perpetual motion. The computer can't answer but it stores the question. Then as long eons of history progress, computers keep getting better but can't answer, so they pass the question on to the next generation, until finally, as the universe is dying, the last computer does as you said.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2005 #4

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    It is a great story, Azimov essentially forcast the modern PC in 1956.
     
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