Saturday, March 30, 2013

Information, Please

Information, Please:

 "If a crew of explorers could shrink to submicroscopic size and take a voyage through the innards of a computer, they would search in vain for anything resembling the ones and zeroes of binary code. Nothing but tiny currents of electricity flow through the vanishingly small pipes etched into the silicon chips. The reason computers can be used to compute is that voltages above an arbitrary threshold have been deemed by the designer to represent the digit one. Voltages below the threshold are designated as zero. Viewed this way, it seems clear that this elusive stuff called information is simply an interpretation imposed by human minds."

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