A sequence of data that is meaningful in a process, such as the DNA code of an organism or the bits in a computer program. Information is contrasted with noise, which is a random sequence. However, neither noise nor information is predictable. Noise is inherently unpredictable but carries no information. Information is also unpredictable - that is, we cannot predict future information from past information. If we can fully predict future data from past data, then that future data stops being information.

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