Re: Information

Hara Ra (
Wed, 01 Jul 1998 23:07:06 -0700

>What we're dealing with here though is a very, very basic question: Is
>information fundamental? That's the kind of question to be resolved by the
>parent of all empirical sciences, philosophy, although its investigations can
>and are of course informed by the empirical sciences.

Well, here we go again...

Information by itself is meaningless. It needs at least two things:

  1. A substrate which can store and transmit patterns.
  2. An active system which can sense, interpret and create patterns in the substrate.

Information AND the system which processes it is the fundamental unit here.

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