Forget Space-Time: Information May Create the Cosmos

What are the basic building blocks of the cosmos? Atoms, particles, mass energy? Quantum mechanics, forces, fields? Space and time — space-time? Tiny strings with many dimensions?

A new candidate is “information,” which some scientists claim is the foundation of reality. The late distinguished physicist John Archibald Wheeler characterized the idea as “It from bit” — “it” referring to all the stuff of the universe and “bit” meaning information.

 

So here’s the deep question: Is information the ultimate constituent from which the cosmos is constructed? I started as a skeptic. Information as reality seems so outlandish, so trendy — a metaphor on steroids.

http://news.yahoo.com/forget-space-time-information-may-create-cosmos-203854726.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=167&v=-ATWa2AEvIY

 

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