There’s a notorious problem with defining information within physics, namely that on the one hand information is purely abstract, and the original theory of computation as developed by Alan Turing and others regarded computers and the information they manipulate purely abstractly as mathematical objects. Many mathematicians to this day don’t realize that information is physical and that there is no such thing as an abstract computer. Only a physical object can compute things. ~~ I think it’s important to regard science not as an enterprise for the purpose of making predictions, but as an enterprise for the purpose of discovering what the world is really like, what is really there, how it behaves and why.
A wondering wandering mind trapped on a planet with too many thoughtless beings. Most days I don't mind. Some days it bugs me. Other days it drives me mad.
For fun I spend time following thought trails like this:
And trying to untangle all my thoughts about things like this:
I’m insatiably curious about human nature.
I am a self-contained think-tank looking for other self-contained think-tanks.
I also participate in a flash mob, play tennis, do animal rescue and collect pretty rocks found in high up places to which I hike.
How about you?