In one of Adam’s books they ask the ultimate computer (I don’t remember the exact question) something like “What is the ultimate knowledge?”
The computer worked for a while and came up with “42”...
I know. I was simply baiting LB to provide the ultimate question, so as to bring about the end of the universe or something even more bizarre. See below:
“In Life, the Universe and Everything, Prak, a man who knows all that is true, confirms that 42 is indeed The Ultimate Answer, and confirms that it is impossible for both The Ultimate Answer and The Ultimate Question to be known about in the same universe (compare the uncertainty principle) as they will cancel each other out and take the Universe with them to be replaced by something even more bizarre and that it may have already happened.”
I shouldn’t have. I hope that this sort of risking ending the universe as we know it, is not against the posting rules.