Information is described by three key dimensions namely: a reality that is objective, knowledge, and interactivity. These three dimensions are tightly interrelated and each of them plays a crucial role in any process or activity. However, information can be considered as the resolution of ambiguity; it describes both the nature and the essence of an entity and therefore answers the basic question of what an entity is. In other words, information plays a crucial role in human activities and therefore is referred to as the enabler of human action.
It is very important for an entity to have information about itself. This is because without information the entity cannot know its own identity; it cannot even define or understand its existence. Therefore, every entity, whether a factory, a university, a company, an organization, or an international terrorist, must have information about itself in order to survive and thrive. The very idea of a formal criminal charge of a crime could not exist without the essential idea of information and its importance to mankind as a whole. We can also safely say that knowledge is the most important aspect of information processing therefore, knowledge is also the most important aspect of information theory.
In order to understand how information theory and its enablers fit into the context of the formal criminal charge of conspiracy, it would be helpful to take up a Straw Vote argument. Straw voting is a technique used by political candidates in the United States to reach their preferred result in the form of a majority vote. To explain the concept, we need to take up a scenario where there are two candidates for a position, A and B. A person who favors one candidate over the other is said to be a straw voter. On the other hand, a person who prefers another candidate over the others is also a straw voter.
If we were to take up this example in a more detail, we would find that both candidates are informed about the actual results of a straw vote, and they both accept it as being the will of the people. However, what is interesting is that neither of the candidates has any idea how the actual outcome of the straw vote came about. For, the results of a straw vote are not set and decided by the people themselves. What actually determines the outcome of such a straw vote is an uncountable noun, which has no relation to reality.
When we learn information, it comes from a source that has a countable relation to reality. In other words, information is an actual thing that is grounded in reality and that can be objectively measured. When we learn this truth, it is called knowledge. Now, we see how knowledge is the essence of information theory and how it is relevant to the understanding of the workings of government and society as a whole.
In conclusion, one could say that knowledge is the key to information processing, which is why governments make sure that the people are well informed. Otherwise, they would simply allow their citizens to blindly follow whatever their leaders say. The truth is, the process of learning should come from within, not from what the authorities tell people. After all, if people do not trust the information they are given, it is very likely that they will not use it all the way it is intended. Indeed, that is exactly the point of using the term informaci n f de la informaci.