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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 63;

Information: Subjective or Objective?

The Living Systems Project, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
IMEC vzw, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 8 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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We consider the derivation of information in both organic and inorganic systems, that is both for organisms and solid state physics, and conclude that information is always subjective, although this presents less of a problem in inorganic systems, where the simplicity of a measurement’s ecosystem implies that information tends towards being objective.
Keywords: information; hierarchy; hyperscale; metascale; solid state physics information; hierarchy; hyperscale; metascale; solid state physics
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Cottam, R.; Ranson, W.; Vounckx, R. Information: Subjective or Objective? Proceedings 2017, 1, 63.

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