Main topic: Simulation
Loss of Information
It’s all a matter of scale. One theoretical end for the universe is “heat death” – where entropy will reach a maximum. If that’s the case, then according to Shannon’s definition of information (as a measurable reduction in entropy), then the amount of information must be tending towards zero. So, yes, information is being lost.
Access to information
Not sure why T raised the middle class in the context of access to information? Early communists strongly believed in literacy and giving information to the proletariat. To “destroy privileged right to knowledge”.
“When there came […] the October Revolution, the peasantry and the proletariat came forward without any skill in government, being as far removed from this as can be imagined. Now the power of the state has but one task: to give the people, as quickly as possible, the greatest possible amount of knowledge, to cope with the gigantic role which the Revolution has prepared for the people – to destroy the privileged right to knowledge, allowed before to only a small part of society …”
– Anatoly Lunacharsky, the first Soviet Commissar for Education and Enlightenment, spoke at the All-Russia Congress on EducationBrown, Martin. Is There a Marxist Perspective on Education?https://www.culturematters.org.uk/index.php/culture/education/item/2819-is-there-a-marxist-perspective-on-education. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.
Environmental costs of information
Intro – History of books (hand written, the printed), ebooks.
Carbon and other environmental costs.
What am I going to make/construct? An information product?