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Information Density

Information density is an interesting concept.

Information density is an interesting concept. Consider, perhaps, (and, for instance, as one hypothetical example among so very many) that matter is an algorithmic information-theoretical compression of energy, decompressed (as per Kolmogorov complexity) via the optimally concise “program” of the equation E=mc^2. Time is woven into this in interesting ways, as are observers or observation-like events – re: the determination of information from probabilities, collapsing wave functions and so on. This is a huge topic.

Beyond the fascinating philosophical and intricately entangled semantic and mathematical mysteries or conceptual correlations of information_entropy and thermodynamic_entropy, is that – if gravitational warping is a (literal) matter of information density, what happens when we analyse human cultural, cognitive and information technologies from the same perspective ? John Wheeler’s “matter tells spacetime how to curve and spacetime tells matter how to move” applies as an intuition in this context to gestalt self-gravitating information- and energy-processing systems.

I’ve been abseiling down this particular rabbit hole for a long time.

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