A New INSCIght of

INformational SCIence 

- An Overview and A Synthesis

By Jude Currivan PhD

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Abstract

Until now the scientific paradigm of reductionist materialism has maintained that mind somehow arises from matter, that reality is solely physical and that its appearance of separation is real.

Instead, growing evidence is now revealing that the reality of our Universe emerges from more fundamental realms of unified reality and that separation is an illusion.

Reverting to the primacy of mind and consciousness, as espoused by Max Planck and many other pioneering scientists, it is showing is that universal mind, articulated as digitised information and represented as dynamic and relational patterns and processes of, vitally, semiotic in-formation, literally and meaningfully in-forms the formation of our Universe. 

In addition to increasing indications at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research that our Universe is innately in-formed, evidence that its appearance is also holographically manifested is mounting too.

When key cosmological attributes are allied with this emerging understanding of the fundamental role of information and the holographic principle, an integral model can be developed in which the ‘Big Breath’ of space expanding and time flowing embodies ever-increasing entropic information and individuated evolutionary complexity and diversity through the finite life-cycle of our Universe.

Contextualised by this perspective, this paper focuses on a new INSCIght of INformational SCIence.

Restating two laws of thermodynamics in terms of information (infodynamics), thereby provides general statements of Quantum and Relativity Theories and points to their consequential reconciliation; with emergent energy-matter and space-time being complementary informational expressions, conserved and entropic respectively, and so enabling our Universe to exist and evolve as a unified entity – a finite ‘thought form’ and likely one of many, in the infinite and eternal mind and consciousness of the Cosmos. In so doing, it explains how the dualistic appearance of our Universe arises from its nondual ground of being.

A correlate to this approach is that acceleration is informationally entropic and three key predictions are that:

  • Expansion of space is through acceleration or deceleration - never at constant velocity

  • All forces (including gravity) are informationally entropic

  • Gravity is not quantized

This paper deliberately excludes any mathematical notation as the mathematical formalism of the laws of physics are already articulated. The new INSCIght of INformational SCIence, the restatement of thermodynamics to infodynamics and the consequential opportunity to reconcile Quantum and Relativity Theories as Marcel Proust describes the process of discovery is rather to ‘see with new eyes’.

Information is physically real

Scientific evidence at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research is discovering that our Universe is fundamentally interconnected, interdependent and ultimately unified (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Whilst apparently solid, physicists have realised for many years that the physical world is incredibly ephemeral. And an experiment reported in 2012 demonstrated the fundamental nature of information by showing that deleting one digitised bit, releases actual physical heat and in line with theoretical predictions (7).

This and many other examples of increasingly compelling evidence (1) are showing that such digitised information, the basis for all our technologies, is exactly the same as universal information, also articulated as digitised bits, that underpins and literally makes up all physical reality.

 

Key attributes of our Universe

The following key attributes of the physical reality of our Universe are being progressively supported by cosmological and other evidence.

Spatially, it is geometrically flat (8) and otherwise mathematically the equivalence of energy and matter would be violated (9).

It is finite (10). Beginning as a finite event 13.8 billion years ago, the WMAP analysis of CMB wavelength distribution has a finite cutoff (11) and on a logical basis there are no infinite physical quantities within space-time. In addition, the great majority of hydrogen in our Universe has already been processed into stellar nucleosynthesis (12) and the reducing temperature of ambient space (currently at 2.7° K) both suggest a finite end.

It is contained/isolated in space-time otherwise universal conservation of quantised energy-matter would be violated.

Space expands and time flows from their finite origin.

It is nonlocally integrated. Bell’s Theorem requires this for Quantum Mechanics to work and nonlocal entanglement has been experimentally demonstrated to 600 light years from Earth (13).             

Key Premise of our Universe

Supported by a theoretical frame-work (14) and evidence at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research1 with digitized information pixelated at the Planck scale area (15) of the two-dimensional (2D) holographic boundary/brane of space-time, the reality of our Universe is manifested holographically. The first direct cosmological evidence for this was demonstrated in 2017 (16).

Whereas a hologram captures information about an object onto a 2D film, then projects it to create the holographic appearance of the 3D object – cosmologists are realising that our entire Universe takes information held on its 2D boundary and holographically projects it to create the 3D appearance of reality.

The latest scientific evidence is revealing that our Universe is a ‘cosmic hologram’ that exists and evolves as a unified and finite thought form in the infinite mind of the Cosmos.

Restating and expanding two laws of thermodynamics to laws of information (infodynamics)

Based on these key attributes and premise the laws of thermodynamics can be restated and expanded as laws of information (infodynamics): 

Restating the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to a 1st Law of Infodynamics

The 1st Law of Thermodynamics states that the total energy of a closed (contained) system is conserved.

As:

  • Our Universe is a contained/isolated system

  • Energy and matter are equivalent – E=mc2

The total energy-matter of our Universe is conserved.

As Quantum Theory is a description of universal and quantised energy-matter, this is its most simple and generalized statement.

  • Information is physically real and can be expressed as energy-matter

Thus, information expressed as the energy-matter of our Universe is universally conserved.

Leading to the 1st Law of Infodynamics, which states that information expressed as the total and quantised energy-matter of our Universe is conserved.

 

Restating the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to a 2nd Law of Infodynamics

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states that the total entropy of a closed (contained) system always increases over time.

The entropy of a closed (contained) system is a measure of its energetic microstates. To reflect the expanded concept of entropy from this initial thermodynamic association to a measure of the informational content of a system (2), it is suggested that this new understanding is accordingly differentiated as intropy.  

As:

  • Our Universe is a contained/isolated system

  • Relative time and space are combined as invariant space-time

  • Space-time began in a state of lowest intropy (17)

The total intropy of our Universe always increases over space-time.

As Relativity Theory is a description of space-time, this is its most simple and generalized statement.

  • Our Universe is manifested holographically with digitized information pixelated at the Planck scale and encoded on its 2D boundary/brane

Thus, time flows and space expands to intropically express ever more informational content within space-time.

The flow of time itself is the intropic accumulation of the informational content of our Universe.

Leading to the 2nd Law of Infodynamics, which states that the informational content/ intropy of our Universe expressed as space-time always increases.

As for their thermodynamic subset, the two laws of infodynamics are both required to describe the fundamental nature of our Universe and show how Quantum and Relativity Theories are complementary and so can be reconciled with each other. 

Essentially the 1st Law of Infodynamics enables our Universe to exist; the 2nd Law enables it to evolve.

Together the two reveal a Universe that essentially exists to evolve.

Correlates and predictions

A correlate to this new INSCIght of INformational SCIence and infodynamics approach is that acceleration and all forces are innately intropic.

The expansion of space and the flow of time enables ever greater informational content to be manifested within our Universe.

Given the intropic nature of space-time, a key prediction is that the expansion of space is thus through acceleration or deceleration - never at constant velocity.

This approach also predicts that as gravity is identical with acceleration that whilst intropic, it is not equivalent to energy-matter and thus not quantized.

 

References

  1. Currivan, J. The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation (Inner Traditions, 2017). Winner of silver Nautilus book award 2017 for science and cosmology

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  11. https://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9804041

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  13. http://news.mit.edu/2017/loophole-bells-inequality-starlight-0207

  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle

  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bekenstein_bound

  16. Afshordi, N., Corianò, C., Delle Rose, L., Gould, E. and Skenderis, K. From Planck Data to Planck Era: Observational Tests of Holographic Cosmology. Physical Review Letters, 2017; 118.041301

  17. Greene, B. The Hidden Reality (Penguin, 2011)

 

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Synthesis of a New INSCIght of INformational SCIence

derived from The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation 

by Dr. Jude Currivan

Key aspects of our Universe supported by cosmological evidence:

  • spatially, geometrically flat

  • finite and closed in space-time (Hawking & Hertog) 

  • space expands and time flows 

  • information is physically real (Szilard; Landauer; Shannon; Bérut, Lutz et.al.)


Key Premise of our Universe - supported by theoretical framework and evidence at all scales of existence as discussed and provided in The Cosmic Hologram:

  • holographically manifested (holographic principle - t’Hooft, Susskind, Bekenstein) with digitized information pixelated at the Planck scale area of the holographic brane of space-time (Skenderis et. al.)


Based on these key aspects and premise, the laws of thermodynamics can be restated and expanded as laws of information (infodynamics):

1st Law of Thermodynamics – total energy of a closed system is conserved

  • our Universe is closed

  • energy and matter are equivalent

    • total energy-matter of our Universe is conserved 

This is a generalized statement of Quantum Theory

  • information is physically real and can be expressed as energy-matter

Information expressed as the energy-matter of our Universe is universally conserved = 1st Law of Information (Infodynamics) 

enabling our Universe to exist

2nd Law of Thermodynamics - total entropy of a closed system always increases over time

  • our Universe is closed

  • it began in a state of lowest entropy

  • relative time and space are combined as invariant space-time

  • total entropy of our Universe always increases over space-time; This is a generalized statement of Relativity Theory

  • information can be expressed entropically (Boltzmann-Shannon, Vedral) as information content of a system – this new understanding differentiated by the term intropy

  • entropy/intropy is innately temporal

  • time is invariantly related to space as space-time 

  • so, information can be expressed intropically as space-time

  • our Universe is manifested holographically

  • Thus, time must flow, and space must expand, for its holographic boundary to intropically express ever more information within space-time: the flow of time is the intropic accumulation of informational content within our Universe.

Total information intropy of our Universe expressed as space-time always increases

= 2nd Law of Information (Infodynamics)

enabling our Universe to evolve

All the requisite mathematical formalism already exists.

A new INSCIght of INformational SCIence provides a restatement, expansion and unification of the laws of physics by translating them into informational algorithms

Correlate:

  • Acceleration is informationally intropic

Predictions:

  • Expansion of space is through acceleration or deceleration - never at constant velocity

  • All forces (including gravity) are informationally intropic

  • Gravity is not quantized