To be specific, I'm referring to physical reality. Moreover, this question might seem awkward at first glimpse. Well, it does not appear that there are any meaningful relations between the end of the Universe and the knowledge we seek about it.

After thinking more about it, though, one can consider such a question from the perspective of someone experiencing the end of the Universe: how would this individual conceive all of the knowledge obtained about physical reality until that moment?

This might be a way of interpreting this question. But in first place, why could it be a problem?

  • Is there some thing you are reading that motivates this question? This would provide some context so someone can try to provide a specific answer. I suspect this question might be closed because it may be primarily opinion-based. If so, keep trying to formulate a specific question. – Frank Hubeny Aug 14 '18 at 2:48
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    Presuming the Universe "is going to end" seems like a faulty premise to me. – Bread Aug 14 '18 at 3:07
  • Even aside from the fact that "does it matter" asks about a subjective preference, which is off-topic here, what does it have to do with anybody "conceiving" (???) "all of the knowledge obtained about physical reality until that moment"? Nobody is "conceiving" all of the knowledge obtained about physical reality until a given moment (except maybe God) whether the universe is ending or not. This reads like you put together two things that have nothing to do with each other and then tried to make sense of the result (not very successfully). – Conifold Aug 14 '18 at 3:22
  • @Bread, the question doesn't presume in my opinion, because it says "IF it is going to end". – Kenshin Aug 14 '18 at 7:59
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    This seems like the more existential question: why bother doing anything since everyone will be dead one day? If you accept the purpose of life is joy and some people find joy in knowledge, that would be why it matters, even though one day the person and even the knowledge will be gone. – barrycarter Aug 14 '18 at 20:01

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