Information Degradation

“At first I imagined that the creator might be able to send information into the new universe – to teach its creatures how to behave, to help them discover what the laws of nature are, and so forth. Then I started thinking. The inflation theory says that a baby universe blows up very quickly, like a balloon, in the tiniest fraction of a second. Suppose the creator tried to write something on it surface, like ‘Please remember I created you.’ The inflationary expansion would make this message exponentially huge. The creatures in the new universe, living in a little corner of one letter, would never be able to read the whole thing.”1

  1. Holt, Jim. The Big Lab Experiment: Was our universe created by design? Slate Magazine, May 19, 2004. []
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