The evolution of complex information systems as movement against the pull of entropy, measured along information-space-time dimensions.
by Arie S. Issar
Abstract—A new basic dimension is hereby introduced in order to explain the emergence as well as the evolution of ordered complexity in the bio-world. It is suggested to be defined as "the dimension of information", which relates to all what is measured by a computer. (While space is all what is measured by the meter and time is all what is measured by a clock). It has four degrees of freedom namely addition and reduction (i.e. '+' & '-') and induction and deduction (I.e. 'if-then' and 'when-then'). The living cell can be thus described as a system on space-time-information dimensions, able to transform sequences of events from the coordinates of space-time to that of information. This is accomplished by the transformation of mechanical and electro-chemical stimuli into ordered complex structures of notions (which are equivalent to points on the dimension of space, and to instants on the dimension of time). The rise in complexity of the structures of notions on the dimension of information enables the promotion of concepts into ideas and into theories. In order to do this energy has to be invested. This is because it is a movement opposing the slope of universal entropy. In other words, the universal pull towards infinite disorder=entropy, is described as the geometry of space-time-information continuum, which has eleven degrees of freedom (spatial x,y,z, each of which has two degrees of freedom, temporal, which has one degree of freedom from past to future and information with four degrees).
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