人会死亡,文明和文化会被接管或遗忘他们的过去,我们的基因组会被分解,或被辐射、环境污染、疾病所破坏;我们的神经网络会忘记,或终将退化。人类和所有生命的共同敌人是熵(物质的不确定性)。反之,我们的共同目标是获取信息。 下面是对这些情况的信息论和物理学解释,以及一些帮助我们实现共同目标的想法。 关于黑洞当著名的牛顿看到一个苹果因为重力掉在地上时,他没有注意到另一件事——苹果不仅落在地上,它还从过去落到了未来(现在)。是什么力量把苹果拉到了未来?根据对现有证据的解释,我们确实掉进了一个“黑洞”——不是引力,而是熵。 我们所知道的信息,实质是减少信息来源的不确定性。当一枚硬币(信息源)在空中旋转,你并不知道它落地时是正面还是反面向上,即其结果具有“熵”(随机性),当它落地时(…

Fact is, you are a unique information pattern in the world, defined by your mind, rather than just your private key. How do you prove that you are you?In mathematics, there is often a…

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