What does the concept of "negative information" imply? Well, in a nutshell, you would end up knowing less if I were to send you some negative information.
My Dutch friend Wilfried spends a lot of time rooting around the Internet discovering all sorts of interesting nuggets of information. For example, he recently pointed me at a website that describes the concept of Negative Quantum Information.
But what does this mean. Well, the bottom line is that if I send you some "negative information" you end up knowing less than you did before (of course, the unkind amongst us may say that this applies to just about anything I write, but they are obviously of little account so we'll disdainfully ignore them).
Truth to tell, I'm still wrapping my brain around this one. Although the concept of negative information doesn't make much sense in our everyday world, the author of this website claims that negative information does exist in the quantum world. He then goes on to explain this concept in detail. I'd better have "my people" contact Stephen Hawking's "people" so we can get to the truth of the matter. Until then, it will probably be best for all of us to treat any information that comes our way with a great deal of suspicion!
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