"Karl Friston’s free energy principle
Living things do an extraordinary thing: they defy the second law of thermodynamics stipulating that they should dissipate.
If a thing is alive, it is for sure coupled with its environment, by exchanging matter and/or energy with its environment, thereby maintaining itself and defying the second law.
By being in their local world in a certain way, living things enact their way forward thereby actively constructing their own world.
The Free Energy Principle and its corollary active inference offer a unified framework to explain the active construction of the environment and how this feeds back on existence.
Active inference was first developed by the theoretical neuroscientist and scientific member of the board of the E-Glow, prof. Karl Friston and developed today by a vast network.
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