Thinking about how information content of a message has an inversely proportionate relationship with the capacity of sender and receiver to synchronize with each other.
Think of being in a foreign country, seeing a fellow foreigner who is about your same age. There is: - An implicit pretext for initiating communication. - A probable ease of communication, which manifests as: - Words can be used more quickly, fluidly, and precisely. - Non-verbal cues and gestures are optional can project more personal content and less generic content (gestures in conversations with natives are more low level attempts at conveying basic meaning). - A broader and deeper range of common references. You can talk about many things with each other that the natives around you might understand. - Fewer words and signs are needed to convey messages. By this we can see how little of the informing qualities of messages are contributed solely by 'information' itself (really formations...the in-forming is always a sensory reception and private interpretation.) This is important since when we don’t factor in the familiarity of sender and receiver - their common cause or history, then we might mistake silence for lack of communication, or noise for meaningful messages. If the content of some part of of our neural net is like Twitter, we might assume that this huge pipe of advertisements and snark that mostly finds no audience is much more significant than it is. Once we realize how poor the content is, we might be tempted to discount it when the next Arab Spring breaks out. Even though in so many ways we have become a world of communications experts, I would say that we are still in the Dark Ages of understand what communication actually is, and how it relates to expression and perceptual relativity. Maybe quantum computing will act as a guide for us, albeit accidentally, to appreciating our true cosmic inheritance; beneath rules and laws, before forms and functions, is the perception and participation which all things share to some degree. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.