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Information 2017, 8(1), 21; doi:10.3390/info8010021

A Conjecture on the Nature of Information, with a “Simple” Example

Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY 13754, USA
Academic Editor: Pedro C. Marijuán
Received: 29 December 2016 / Revised: 2 February 2017 / Accepted: 4 February 2017 / Published: 8 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry and Information)
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Here, I take the position that information is a result of interactions between observers. In order to proceed with this, I construct a simple physical example, with forces standing in for observers. That example leads me to consider the relation between investigative work and energy constraints, which in turn leads toward a surprising suggestion concerning the most general motivation for work. View Full-Text
Keywords: Big Bang theory; informing; Newton’s Second and Third Laws; Second Law of thermodynamics; work Big Bang theory; informing; Newton’s Second and Third Laws; Second Law of thermodynamics; work
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