Claude Elwood Shannon Quote

This duality can be pursued further and is related to a duality between past and future and the notions of control and knowledge. Thus we may have knowledge of the past but cannot control it; we may control the future but have no knowledge of it.


Coding theorems for a discrete source with a fidelity criterion. IRE International Convention Records, volume 7, pp. 142--163, 1959.

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This duality can be pursued further and is related to a duality between past and future and the notions of control and knowledge. Thus we may have...

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This duality can be pursued further and is related to a duality between past and future and the notions of control and knowledge. Thus we may have...

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This duality can be pursued further and is related to a duality between past and future and the notions of control and knowledge. Thus we may have...

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This duality can be pursued further and is related to a duality between past and future and the notions of control and knowledge. Thus we may have...