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The Platform

The Platform
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:06:31 -0700

... design at Google, talked to The Platform about the search giant's Power8 system designs, saying that Google tested its code base on all kinds of architectures to keep it from “bit rot” and added that Google has not licensed the Power chip ...
Scientific American (blog)
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:44:47 -0700

As physicist John Wheeler famously put it, can we get "it from bit"? Does that idea even make sense? Information is always information about something, isn't it? There is quite a knot of questions to disentangle. I expect that a Who's Who of physicists ...


Sat, 23 May 2015 09:47:36 -0700

A new candidate is "information," which some scientists claim is the foundation of reality. The late distinguished physicist John Archibald Wheeler characterized the idea as "It from bit" — "it" referring to all the stuff of the universe and "bit ...
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:52:30 -0700

"Trying to wrap my brain around this idea of information theory as the basis of existence, I came up with the phrase “it from bit.” The universe and all that it contains (“it”) may arise from the myriad yes-no choices of measurement (the “bits”). Niels ...

Discovery Institute

Discovery Institute
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:41:15 -0700

Like Dembski, he introduces the discussion with John Archibald Wheeler's pithy expression, "It from bit." Unfortunately, each of the respondents takes the intelligence out of information. Some of them portray information as something just as impersonal ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:10:42 -0700

To borrow physicist John Wheeler's turn of phrase, Holland was interested in understanding “it from bit.'” In 1962, Holland wrote a sort paper titled “Outline for a Logical Theory of Adaptive Systems.” In this paper, which foreshadows his seminal later ...
Science 2.0
Fri, 29 May 2015 13:11:53 -0700

It's a mystery at least 3,000 years old. Physicists attributed it to refraction while the “angle-of-regard” hypothesis said it was due to the angle that our eyes (or head) make relative to the horizon. The more your eyes are angled upward, the thinking ...

Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:23:40 -0700

University of MichiganEarlier this month, the computer scientist and psychologist John Holland passed away. Holland is known as the "father of complexity" for being the pioneer in the study of complexity and complex adaptive systems. He studied under ...

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