You may have heard read about the new theory that explains how information can escape black holes. None other than Stephen Hawking now says this can be done, as reported in WSJ. Previously, it was thought that nothing could escape the clutches of a black hole.
There is some very complex quantum physics ideas here, and I won’t even try to get into the details. The Journal article explains it well. But I thought that readers of this blog might be wondering, like I am, about the more down-to-earth implications, e.g.
- Does this mean that the very last place you could go to keep your launch news under wraps no longer works?
- Is there a way to get info into the black hole that we don’t want, and keep it there, like:
- Anything Trump says?
- Those annoying CNN commercials about medications
- Other TMI examples
- Does this prove that info really does want to be free?
Any other thoughts?