Information Theory

Entropy and Organization and their role in Economics and Communications Now with Decoherence

Information Theory and Economics.

Economies are the Organization of Information Starting with the hypothesis that an economy is the self organization of information how does that affect an understanding of the nature of wealth? If one applies the concept of entropy to an economy then economic...

Build your Pyramid

Information recruitment strategy  The Great Pyramids of Giza are recruitment strategy. Alexander, Caesar, and Napoleon all made journey to Egypt in order to associate themselves with what Egypt represented. The principle of information recruitment while not...

Google honors Claude Shannon mostly for Juggling

Google did a tribute to Claude Shannon today Saturday April 30th on what would have been the founder of information theory's 100th birthday. Shannon came up with a formula to measure the amount of information there was in a message. Information became a thing but not...

Seriously! What is Information?

This whole mess started with Claude Shannon in 1948 figuring out a method to quantify the information of a message in a paper called A Mathematical Theory of Communication or Information Theory. Confused? Don't Panic! His big idea was that you could assign a number to...

Simple Example of Information

At the core of defining Information Theory 2.0 is the need to define information. The difficulty is that defining information is like defining the nature of reality itself.  Information might fall into the universal category of I can't define it but I know it when we...

It’s an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. is an information theory blog working towards a definition of Information Theory and its implications for communications and economics. Information Theory is an emerging pre-quantum idea for understanding the fundamental nature of the universe using concepts derived from Claude Shannon’s general information theory.

…what concepts are hovering just outside our grasp, outside your grasp and mine, implicit in our technology and in our biology, in our arms, our fingers, our cars, our planes, our cell phones, and our computers? What simple concepts are hovering in the air around us day after day? Simple concepts that we don’t get. Concepts that we don’t grasp because we haven’t invented the words and the ideas that will capture them.

Howard Bloom

Collected Articles on Information Theory 2.0

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Information Theory 2.0 books

These books orbit the ideas embodied in Information Theory 2.0.

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It is probably dangerous to use this theory of information in fields for which it was not designed, but I think the danger will not keep people from using it

J.C.R. Licklider (1950)

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood, James Gleick