[e2e] a means to an end
v13 at v13.gr
Thu Nov 13 02:08:19 PST 2008
On Thursday 13 November 2008, David P. Reed wrote:
> Sorry, you are wrong. Physics has no notion of place associated with
> information, both in classical physics and in quantum physics.
In fact, information is not a physics "quantity" but a human interpretation of
something (an action/state, a combination of other things, etc...). The only
thing that physics says is that any kind of information cannot travel faster
than the speed of light (which can be further expressed as: we cannot move
the information carrier faster than c).
But this isn't actually relevant to the issue...
When 'information' is distributed (practically always - bits in RAM are
distributed) then there is no single-location for it but at the end there
actually is an area that stores the whole information (for example: earth,
all Internet nodes, all nodes of Amazon's EC2, my hard disk, my 1st RAM
Perhaps the question should be rephrased somehow like: Is information located
in a single <network location id / (example: IP address)> node (or accessed
via a single one)?
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