Igor V. Vlasov website

Information philosophy

A funny situation: there is a science of computer science that studies information in all its manifestations, but there is no understanding (and, therefore, definition) of what information is.
Most often, the concept of information is confused with the message, that is, they use concepts from communication theory.
A little less often they try to define the concept of “information” through the concept of “knowledge” – that is, they try to use cybernetics approaches.
That is, in almost all situations, they try to define information through human-machine concepts.
In my opinion, this is a fundamental mistake that will not allow to correctly assess the phenomenon of information.