Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Conjecture on the Nature of Information, with a “Simple” Example

an essay by Stanley N. Salthe (Binghamton University, NY, USA) published in Information Volume 8 Article 1 (2017)


Here, I take the position that information is a result of interactions between observers. In order to proceed with this, I construct a simple physical example, with forces standing in for observers. That example leads me to consider the relation between investigative work and energy constraints, which in turn leads toward a surprising suggestion concerning the most general motivation for work.

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