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ON THE ORIGIN OF INFORMATION AND ITS COMMUNICATION APART FROM WORDS

By David B. Givens

April 21, 2017

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FIGURE 1: TIMELINE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF INFORMATION


Before The Big Bang--?

UNKNOWN

Before Information--Big Bang (13.8 bya [billion years ago])

ENERGY

Before Information--Grand Unification Epoch (13.8 bya)

ENERGY, MATTER (particles)

Before Information--Inflationary Epoch (13.8 bya)

SPACE (expansion of)

Before Information--Quark-gluon Soup (13.8 bya)

ENERGY, MATTER

Origin of Information--Electron-photon Communication--“I am here” (13.8 bya)

ENERGY, MATTER, INFORMATION

After Information--Replication via DNA Polymer (3.7 bya)

LIFE

After Information--Cell Membrane--Lipid Bilayer (3.7 [?] bya)

CONTAINERS, CELLS

After Information--Quorum Sensing--”I am here” (3.7 billion years ago)

COMMUNICATION (cell to cell)

After Information--Multicellular Life

PLANTS, ANIMALS

After Information--Attached Filter Feeders

After Information--Free-swimming Larvae--Communication via Autoinducer

VERTEBRATES

After Information--Homo sapiens (present day)

WE THE PEOPLE

After Information--Humans & Androids (10,000 years in the future)

HUMANDROIDS

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Copyright © 2017 (David B. Givens/Center for Nonverbal Studies)