Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More Informational Theory

Physics of Information: Great Panel Discussion - Cory Doctorow @ BoingBoing

The idea has been tossed around for a while that information is potentially more essential to the universe that previously thought. Perhaps it is like the idea of the aether from the 19th century, a substrate holding up all the matter in the universe. Or, as used by Warren Ellis as a concept in his series Planetary, we are all 3d holograms of a 2d informational plane. Similar ideas, I'll grant you that, but the idea that information is perhaps a fundamental part of the universe is an intriguing one.

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