What if the fundamental “stuff” of the universe isn’t matter or energy, but information?
That’s the idea some theorists are pursuing as they search for ever-more elegant and concise descriptions of the laws that govern our universe. Could our universe, in all its richness and diversity, really be just a bunch of bits?
To understand the buzz over information, we have to start at the beginning: What is information?
So is an image like this:
Read it all here.
I like the phrase the “ontological basement” of reality, but question reality as content. As with Derrida, I would say reality is Presence.
I deal in data as a biblical anthropologist. Information is valuable in as far as it builds a cohesive picture of reality... and only if we deal with the inconvenience of reality.
Alice C. Linsley