THE CONCEPTS OF REFLECTION AND INFORMATION IN CYBERNETICS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA
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Reflection and information are related, but still distinguishable categories. Reflection is the category designated the special product of action of one material system on another, which constitutes reproduction in another form of characteristics of the first system in the characteristics of the second. Reflection can never be a sign f that being reflected. Information is a special form of a general bond under special conditions of a controlled system or associations of con trolled systems. Information is the bond of the control apparatus of the system being controlled with any of its elements and with the external world, and also between the control apparatuses of different or similar systems, a bond which can be realized through the agency of a signal - the sign of reflection. Information arises at a certain level of organization of matter, when control processes occur formation and control are twin categories, each of which cannot be manifest with out the other.