Konrad Zuse

A Quote by Konrad Zuse on certainty, correction, information, justice, politics, problems, reality, and theory

Of course, we knew that the official reports were sketchy, if not falsified. But, in terms of information theory, this is precisely where the problem lay: How were we to reconstruct reality from incomplete or false reports? It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false. On the contrary, most news is completely correct, albeit tendentiously slanded; it is just that certain information is suppressed. One can adjust for the political slanting of the news, but there is virtually no way to fill in the omissions.

Konrad Zuse

Source: Konrad Zuse in The Computer- My Life,1993 p.55 (On totalitarian Germany)

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