Salient point being the conservation of information is preserved in the latter theory.
It seems more plausible that eventually everything will be so spread apart that even light will not reach the observer. The universe will possibly just go dark. Things happen because there are differences. If nothing interacts, nothing happens.
"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs