Ask A Genius 385 – The Natural Philosophy of Information Theory

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Ask A Genius 385 – The Natural Philosophy of Information Theory

September 17, 2018

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the science of information in cosmology?

Rick Rosner: The philosophical reason for not having entirely black holes. If the universe is made entirely of information, there is no way for the finites amount of information – I don’t think – to close themselves off from the universe that they formerly occupied by accumulating more and more information.

There is no way for a black hole to go all the way black, which would mean it is exchanging zero information with the rest of the universe; where in an informational universe, the black hole is getting information, still, but it becomes less and less of the information that defines it.

It is never infinitely less. Even in a traditional black hole, as my buddy, Dylan points out, you still have Hawking Radiation. It is still under debate whether Hawking Radiation functions to let information be communicated from inside to outside of the black hole.

Although, Hawking Radiation is much more weak than the kind of thing that I am talking about.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


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