The Last Question is a 1956 short story by Isaac Asimov, part of the Multivac series.

The short story has hints that it could also be a part of the Foundation universe.

This article, The Last Question, contains spoilers. Be forewarned, plot and/or ending details follow.
Asimov says you decide.

Plot Summary[]

A question is posed to several computers on several ages. The question is about how to stop entropy. There are more and more advanced computers until there is a universal computer. The universe is coming to an end due to entropy and the computer, like a god, solves the mystery and recreates the universe.

See Also[]

List of short stories by Isaac Asimov

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