8 steps to understanding information (and maybe the universe)
13,067 views | Phil Tetlow • TED@IBM
Join Phil Tetlow on a mind-bending journey to understand how we organize endless data into relevant information. Our minds, he says, use tools like pattern-matching and simplifying to make sense of the world around us. He explores the concept of network theory, detailing how vast amounts of information tend to be delivered through relatively small central hubs. (Example: think about everything on the internet filtered through sites like Google and Facebook). Tetlow suggests, understanding the nature of information and how it connects, might give us a clue as to the nature of life, the universe and why we're even here at all.