Sunday, October 20, 2019

"The Information Paradox": it gets explained all kinds of different ways



Kurzgesagt explains “The Information Paradox”.


The subtext is “How black holes could delete the universe”.  Black holes have no hair, like they've been through laser epilation rituals. 

The narrator explains what “information is” – it makes matter useful by describing how it is arranged. Placing information on the event horizon of a black hole seems to resolve the information paradox, but would allow a little bit of it slip away in Hawking Radiation.
  
The information set of your life could be stored on an event horizon and give you a kind of immortality. Maybe letting the information escape in Hawking radiation would enable you to be reincarnated somewhere (in another being or maybe even a robot). Or maybe it really would end your immortality.

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