DATA is NOT always INFORMATION, nor even KNOWLEDGE

Bits of codes aren’t themselves information: their value is defined by what we extract from them. Within this frame of reasoning, after the noise is filtered out, bits are meaningful leftovers.

Language, reliable as experience.

Now that I am learning the subtle differences of English words I am aware on how clear is the statement that in some languages, multiple options can be represented by the same word. This point generates some reflections on a problem regarding the reliability of language and how – sometimes – the process of communication,Continue reading “Language, reliable as experience.”

Some reflections on Popper legacy

  Yesterday I reflect on the fact that science and philosophy have always worked together, with the effort to  discover and frame the truths about the world and the universe around us. We can recognize that both, with their main representatives that underway history, are fundamentals for the advancement of formal knowledge and human society’sContinue reading “Some reflections on Popper legacy”

The New Conversion of Music

This week I want to write something on music and on the technological devices innovation, aspects and pattern changed around time that allowed revolutionaries implications on its nature. Music is sound and sound cannot exists in a vacuum, so the best way to transport notes is air. Is the wind that allows sounds waves –Continue reading “The New Conversion of Music”

Data is not the same thing as information.

Data is not the same thing as information. As the founding father of information theory, Claude Shannon, put back in the 1940s, data signals are noisy, and if you want to filter out what’s meaningful from those signals, you have to filter out at least some of that noise. For Shannon the noise was literal:Continue reading “Data is not the same thing as information.”