Ecology, Energy, Entropy, Information, Open system
The problem of increasing entropy through the transformation of the natural environment by economic activities has been discussed before. Geofgescu-Roegen and K. E. Boulding treated environmental problems from an economic point of view. The discussion of entropy in large part has been in relation to the problems of environmental pollution and ecology.
In this paper, however, I deal with entropy not as it relates to ecology or environmental questions, but in relation to the diffusion of information. In particular, a system must maintain its life in opposition to the tendency to fluctuate and bring about entropy. When viewing an economic social system it is very important to recognize fluctuation, which is called the Brownian or random movement. In this paper I deal with the process of information diffusion and the importance of the tendency towards entropy in economic society.