The 20 Ways/Assumptions of the Magical World View – XIX
XIX. Law of Pattern (Knowledge)
Information can be viewed as a measure of the unpredictability of a message. The more unpredictable a message is, the more information it contains. In systems, the most probable state is rest (dispersion of available energy). Since systems tend towards entropy, the least probable state is that of potential work. Thus, we can think of the degree of order in a system as the amount of energy in it.
PATTERN IS INFORMATION.
INFORMATION IS ENERGY.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
The more information you have, the less energy you need. Some people have defined life as negative entropy because it evolves; i.e., develops greater and greater complexities of pattern. In this sense, the universe becomes more intelligent every day.