On Friday, March 8, 2013 7:41:23 AM UTC-5, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
> That may be not enough. suppose that you are starving, and you receive in
> your phone a message describing where is the next source of water but
> somehow the description is interspersed in the description of the complete
> equation of the M Theory that someone has found. You of course take the
> last as noise, despite that you know what is it. and you know that this
> message will be lost (le´ts suppose that). What is the information and how
> can it be measured?.
> Usually the study of information and the measure of it make many
> assumptions that made it incomplete. My idea is that it is not only the
> decoding, but the decrease in entropy that the receiver experiment. That
> include the decoding + the course of actions that the receiver takes with
> this information. I the case of the starving person, first it experiment a
> reduction in stress that reduces the muscular activity and the heat
> produces, instead it follow a ordered set of actions until he find the
> food, the food will repair the structuresof the body etc.
What if the message was the opposite? "No food, bub, your next meal is all
on you." Then the stress increases, increases muscular activity as they
flail around looking for food and dissipating heat...finding no food, the
structures of the body are not repaired, etc.
>> What is the difference between a random sequence of bits and a
>> meaningful message? The correct decryption scheme.
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