Questions Asked Are All Entropy Related
Laws of thermodynamics address the series of source problems discussed. So each intermediary self-organized state is a temporary transducer (neg-entropy) that accelerates the yin and yang trajectory from pure energy to cold, dark matter. But that is simple and reductionist.
More interesting are questions related to the trajectory and nature of the temporary intermediary self-organized states (e.g., humans and machines).
Should you be interested my Medium publication, A Passion to Evolve, is primarily concerned with this question. The best conclusion is that the trajectory is about maximizing evolvability at all system levels. While many of my articles discuss this, the most thorough, detailed and readable is called Macroscopic Evolutionary Paradigm