from an information-theoretic point of view, all communication is transactional and has an entropic cost; so in that sense, it is built into the fabric of reality

from an information-theoretic point of view, all communication is transactional and has an entropic cost; so in that sense, it is built into the fabric of reality

 life however is fascinating because of homeostasis; this seeming pull towards maintenance, which seems to fight against entropy; the magic of living machines.
But then there is networks which can flow between entropy and sustenance states with lots of room inbetween.
Fitness landscapes / configuration spaces / state spaces can further model possible network configurations; the possibilities aren’t infinite but there are many.’
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But I think this falls into the realm of affordances; creating a system that maximizes the possible degrees of freedom of an agent in all aspects of life.
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