Saturday, October 02, 2004

The author Piero Scaruffi has written a book outlining most of the themes that I deal with in my own research, which I also feel are relevent to what I sometimes talk about here: below is a very short extract from his book 'Thinking About Thought':

'The distinguished British biologist John Maynard Smith defined progress in evolution as an increase in information transmitted from one generation to another.

The key to evolution is heredity: the way information is stored, transmitted and translated. Evolution of life as we know it relies on information transmission. And information transmission depends on replication of structures.'

We can relate this to how we ourselves, within a converging informational society, are sharing, and using, our flows of information...

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