A while back I read van Creveld's Equality, the Impossible Quest. It was, looking back, something of an inflection point. More recently though, Charlton flat out called equality as a goal intrinsically evil.

Equality is only possible with complete oneness which means either the chaos of unformed matter or the Night of Brahma when the universe has returned to an unexpressed, unmanifested state which is basically non-being.

OK. Now look up "heat death."

The heat death of the universe is a historically suggested theory of the ultimate fate of the universe in which the universe has diminished to a state of no thermodynamic free energy and therefore can no longer sustain processes that consume energy (including computation and life). Heat death does not imply any particular absolute temperature; it only requires that temperature differences or other processes may no longer be exploited to perform work. In the language of physics, this is when the universe reaches thermodynamic equilibrium (maximum entropy).

In short, the end of the universe, life as we know it, is perfect equality. There is no energy or other potential difference that can be used to do useful work. To live.