Friday 22 October 2010

Information - an idea that will change science forever

The New Scientist have put forward 50 ideas that will change science forever.

None of them are explicitly about Information. They've missed the biggest one! They're looking at the trees but the whole wood's on the move.

Claiming to have spotted a Kuhnian paradigm shift is dangerous because 'paradigm shift' has been so over- and mis-used. But, what the heck (I have at least read Kuhn's 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' unlike most people who talk about paradigm shifts) I think that the language of 'information' is changing quite profoundly the way we understand not only science, but pretty much every other discipline a well.

Twenty, fifty years from now, people will look back and say this was a paradigm shift.

That of course is what this blog's trying to say.

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