Your body is an incredible information system

By November 20, 2011 No Comments

You are awash with information.  You have billions of cells, and each one is constantly signalling highly nuanced chemical messages to its neighbours.  Every scrap of tissue has a rich network of nerve connectors and hormonal receptors, and millions of their signals fly around your body all the time.  All the traffic on the internet and all the phone calls in the world are dwarfed by the information traffic in your body.

Younger Next Year, Dr Henry Lodge and Chris Cowley, 2004

That’s pretty amazing, even if I suspect it won’t be true for much longer (if indeed it still is).