Wednesday, August 31, 2005

How to define information

Don’t go to universities.

Don’t get in touch with big biz.

Except for learning.

Just try to do a good job, not to make career – why? To make career you have to be a winner and a winner is never free. (S)he has to follow the mainstream to be able to win. But you have to have experience with truth and reality, you have to be a rebel to detect information – and you have to be curious.

You have to understand reality since your childhood: therefore you must not be a wealthy child, because wealthy children never learn reality, too much protection creates a pampered mind.

But you shouldn’t be too poor, because you have to be able to learn mathematics and physics (political aside: therefore you have to be lucky enough to grow up in a country, where good education is offered by the state without payment and without things like “elite schools”, as if human intelligence is something class-specific: the “Brahmans” are clever, the “Parias” are stupid and not allowed to learn - a waste of intelligence which no country can afford today).

You have to be curious to ask – but you also have to be something like a dreamer to feel the need to understand, even when nobody else is asking. You have to wonder about this miracle “time” and “life”, you have to be able to spend time for nonsense...

non sense...

n o n

s e n

s e

nonsense fades away in...

what?

the word doesn’t make sense if you focus on the letters – imagine that! Think about that, say it:

“nonsense”

“n” – wait – “o” – wait – “n” – wait - “s” – wait – “e” – wait – “n” – wait – “s” – wait – “e”.

Where’s the meaning now? What is it, that you can “understand” now? N? S? E?

What’s left after splitting the word into its particles? Hmmm?

But that’s only one of many steps to understand information.

Because the meaning of words fading away makes you accept without hesitation that particles fade away into the quantum noise.

The Queen of Mathematics, Functional Analysis, teaches you that structure creates structure – or fades away.

After a while you realize, that any order...

just fades away if you focus too closely on it.

If you try to catch something – to bind it in stable chains, to store it in perfect stability, to analyze it in its defining atoms – it fades away like the atoms faded away into those interesting “particles” quarks and strings.

But that’s nothing worth to consider, isn’t it? Do your job, program objects working together via messages and don’t care about information, that’s not your job, that’s the job of the clever and wise, the experts.

The Binnigs and Chaitins, the professionals of big biz and rich universities.

All those thousands and thousands and thousands...

not able to simply explain information – offering instead thousands of different definitions of information.

Where’s the 1001st definition, the lord of the definitions, the one, “to rule them all, to find them, to bring them all, and bind them”?

Never asked, why all those masterminds can’t understand information?

You should – because Bertrands Paradox teaches you one simple thing: information about things helps you to better understand them, to be able to better foresee, how they behave – or in simple words: how the results of their changes may look like. And it doesn’t matter if that information seems to be important or not: it is important.

And to prove Bertrands Paradox: The question, why no mastermind was able to understand information leads to an interesting result. Because those masterminds are neither blind nor stupid, the problem has to be not difficult. Difficult problems are problems made for masterminds, they solve them with pleasure.

So the problem of information has to be – that it is simple. So simple, that experts can’t understand it anymore. Therefore they create 1000 definitions of a cute, complex information they can handle.

They create webs of formula and interfaces and standards and best practices to prove how difficult their job is. But none of their words and definitions helps you to understand the formulas and interfaces and standards and best practices of other experts well knowing what information is.

Whether you are physicist or biologist, computer scientist or linguist – does matter.

The information of the computer scientist doesn’t fit with the one of the linguist, the quantum information doesn’t really explain the design of the human brain.

So what do all those “informations” have in common?

The construction of the star signs of Europe and China is the same – what does this tell you? The fish and the bird is part of the ancient art of Europe, China and Egypt – what does this tell you? The colors Red and White and Black are spread over the whole wide world, the same with the five-pointed star, wellknown symbol of America and Russia (btw: an ancient symbol for a human body with head, arms and legs) – what does this tell you?

Information is like a spider, spinning webs all over the human mind, the human culture, the Earth and Solar System, the whole universe.

Nobody can understand all those different, complex, intertwined webs, creating connections from here to there, from the small to the large, from yesterday to tomorrow, creating history and complexity and surfaces which seems to have no similarities.

So don’t focus on the webs.

Focus on the spider.

3 Comments:

Anonymous B said...

Don’t go to universities.

Don’t get in touch with big biz.

Except for learning.

Just try to do a good job, not to make career – why? To make career you have to be a winner and a winner is never free. (S)he has to follow the mainstream to be able to win. But you have to have experience with truth and reality, you have to be a rebel to detect information – and you have to be curious.


I dropped out of college due to an automobile accident, which I now view as a blessing or I'd be teaching Journalism in a college somewhere and would be terminated because I am a rebel with the curiosity of a spider and question everything I read or hear. To me, it's all hypotheses.

Even Stephen Hawking had to change his mind due to new information.

Believe it or not, I can communicate with spiders. I won't elaborate.

9:23 PM, September 05, 2005  
Blogger Again said...

b:
which I now view as a blessing or I'd be teaching Journalism in a college somewhere and would be terminated

they get you, when you swim with the stream - you hardly can avoid to run with the lemmings, that's human. So to stay who you are, mainstream isn't really useful ;-)

Even Stephen Hawking had to change his mind due to new information.

you have to respect teachers, but not mistake them for priests (the original sin of modern cultures)

<cough> what i want to say is that i disagreed even with Stephen Hawking in his view of time - and as far as i know it is the point where he changed his mind

question everything I read or hear

that's your "duty", that's why Mother Nature had given you such a wonderful tool like a human brain, capable of mapping a whole world, capable of creating a soul to exist as single, well defined point in that world which is "You"

because I am a rebel with the curiosity of a spider and question everything I read or hear

then, i guess, you will love "information", too - the creator of worlds

6:07 AM, September 06, 2005  
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1:51 AM, October 31, 2005  

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