Date: December 24 2022
Summary: A thought on the analogy between the relativity of simultaneity and information dissemination in consideration of Marshall MacLuhan's concept of the 'action and reaction'
Keywords: #action #reaction #analogy #relativity #simultaneity #information #archive
I was motivated to write this thought while writing my review on Marshall MacLuhan's masterpiece, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, while ruminating on his idea that I refer to as the "action and reaction". It feels as though there exists an analogy between Einstein's notion of relativity of simultaneity and MacLuhan's idea concept of "action and reaction" – this note attempts to explain that analogous relationship.
Relativity of Simultaneity recap
- Include Gif like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Relativity_of_Simultaneity_Animation.gif?1671940684539
Recap action and reaction idea
- How information from Einstein's concept is received relative to time - How action and reaction occurs simultaneously - How knowledge dissemination and uptake can change over time - Some will be ready to use the knowledge - Others will be slow to adapt -
Zelko, Jacob. The Analogy between the Relativity of Simultaneity and Information Dissemination. https://jacobzelko.com/12242022202340-relativity-information-gaps. December 24 2022.