Information Theory

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

On the Edge of Chaos and Order

A good man will not waste himself upon mean and discreditable work or be busy merely for the sake of being busy. Neither will he, as you imagine, become so involved in ambitious schemes that he will have continually to endure their ebb and flow.” – Seneca The edge of...

Don’t Sell Out: Avoid a Wage, Avoid Payment to Grow Wealth

"Economics is recognizing itself as information science, now that money itself is completing a developmental arc from matter to bits, stored in computer memory and magnetic strips, world finance coursing through the global nervous system. Even when money seemed to be...

What is Information Theory 2.0?

If you Google "information theory" your results will lead you to the science of the message definition that has been around since the late 40's. From this is derived what we am calling Information Theory 2.0. This is what we are calling the popularizing ideas and...

Concepts from “Why Information Grows” by Cesar Hidalgo

"Why Information Grows" is a good starting point for understanding Information Theory 2.0 and how it applies to physics, sociology and economics. It covers the history of information theory from it's early incarnations as Claude Shannon's 1948  "A Mathematical Theory...

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

Browse these articles to build an understanding of Information Theory.

Articles by Others

Information Theory 2.0 books

These books orbit the ideas embodied in Information Theory 2.0.

Books Titles

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