Does the universe in fact contain almost no information?

  title={Does the universe in fact contain almost no information?},
  author={Max Tegmark},
  journal={Foundations of Physics Letters},
  • Max Tegmark
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics Letters
  • At first sight, an accurate description of the state of the universe appears to require a mind-bogglingly large and perhaps even infinite amount of information, even if we restrict our attention to a small subsystem such as a rabbit. In this paper, it is suggested that most of this information is merely apparent, as seen from our subjective viewpoints, and that the algorithmic information content of the universe as a whole is close to zero. It is argued that if the Schrödinger equation is… CONTINUE READING
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