How Information is Made Up


How Information is Made Up

Information, by a broad definition, is structured, processed and organised information. It gives context to other data and enables effective decision making. For instance, a single consumer’s sale in a particular restaurant is information this becomes information once the business has been able to establish that the most popular or least common dish is. In much the same way, knowledge is information in the knowledge database, once the information is available for decision making it is not available for gathering offline. Knowledge is therefore more valuable than data, as it is the only available source of truly relevant data for decision making.

Informatio alius means ‘the giving of information.’ Wikipedia’s definition of information cruralis is ‘The giving of information or a piece of knowledge.’ So information theory states that we receive and make available information about a subject through three channels spoken word, written matter and action. The nature of information therefore determines the nature of the information received and made available. An example of the consumption of information is the everyday usage of language. A vast amount of information is consumed in language; the information reaches people through print, broadcast and communication media and is collected by the various organisations and sources listed above.

A clear example of the production of information is the work produced by the various organisations listed above. The information theory then states that the production of that information occurs through the processes of collection, storage, organisation, access, utilisation, transmission and distribution. All the processes can be divided further into two categories, namely, consciously intentional and unconsciously causal. The first category contains information that is deliberately aimed at influencing action and/or behaviour, the second category of which is the involuntary and unidirectional processes of gathering and utilising information.

It therefore follows that information and its decrease to a form of kinetic energy, which is the particles of truth is not random and is quantised (echoardised) in terms of the natural (Schlatter’s) frequency spectrum of prime numbers and cannot be created or destroyed by any act of God (including quantum mechanics with its strong deterministic theories). If the physical information has been randomly produced, it can only be transmitted and utilised in the future, either through quantum mechanics or ‘in principle’ by intelligent life forms. But as with every other form of energy (ether), the randomness of the information cannot be completely predicted by science as it is governed by both physics and chemistry and is thus unpredictable.

However, the laws of thermodynamics and the theories of relativity demonstrate that information can be both completely random and also exponentially complex (perfective thermodynamic in the words of James Clerk Maxwell, etc.). Thus information must, according to the law of physics and the scientific method, be conserved or regenerated. In order for information to be regenerated or destroyed it must pass through one form of consciousness (conscious), one form of communication (metaphysical), and one form of materialization (cosmological). Thus we find that information, whether unpredictability or perfect informativeness, cannot be entirely predicted in nature and is therefore both completely real and wholly subjective according to both physical and non-physical realities (from which we cannot directly observe or measure).

In a non-deceptive way, the work of the meta-linguistic mind includes generating and experiencing information and assigning meaning to this information according to the linguistic activities and the knowledge it is based on. The semantic content is assigned a value by reference to the causal inputs it derives from the external environment and also on the causal inputs it receives from the linguistic activities. However, in order for a language to be grammatically complete and grammatically meaningful it must have a structure, and the structural arrangement of a language depends largely on the conditions under which the person employing it learns and uses it. In summary: the causal structure of a language is determined by the conditions under which it is used, the causal inputs it receives, and the structures it generates when these causal inputs are used.