2009-03-11

Tentative Laws of Information

All phenomena can be described as information, so these laws try to describe general features found across all scales.

  1. Law of Information Transformation. Information will potentially be transformed by interacting with other information.
  2. Law of Information Propagation. Information propagates as fast as possible.
  3. Law of Requisite Complexity. More complex information will require more complex agents to perceive, act on, and propagate it.
  4. Law of Information Criticality. Transforming and propagating information will tend to a critical balance between its stability and its variability.
  5. Law of Information Organization. Information produces constraints that regulate information production.
These tentative laws are generalizations of Darwinian, cybernetic, thermodynamic, and complexity principles.

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