Whenever I learn something, I often wonder how I must have thought about things prior to knowing what I learned. I don’t know if every reader ponders this, but if you do, try to drop me a note afterward to let me know the difference between your thoughts before and after reading this book.

To begin, I find that information has entropy in a manner similar to that of matter and energy in physics. As such, entropy in information is the randomness of information that occurs naturally. Information is random and becomes more random unless some force imposes order upon the information. Whether or not others realize the importance of doing so often determines whether we make advances in discovering new things. Prior to written language, the sciences ...

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