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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 215; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04046

Physical Information Systems

School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
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Abstract

Information is usually in strings, like sentences, programs or data for a computer. Information is a much more general concept, however. Here I look at information systems that can be three or more dimensional, and examine how such systems can be arranged hierarchically so that each level has an associated entropy due to unconstrained information at a lower level. This allows self-organization of such systems, which may be biological, psychological, or social.
Keywords: information; dynamics; self-organization; hierarchy information; dynamics; self-organization; hierarchy
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