The "bit" is a basic unit of information.
What should a basic unit of "experience" be called?
Information theory studies the quantification, storage & communication of information. With its invention, Claude Shannon paved the way for a communication & computation revolution.
Can there be an equivalent theory for Experience? What would it be?
Want: A robust & comprehensive 'Experience Theory'.
Where do we start?
Experience Theory would make such observations much easier to unpack:
Samim’s Law of Diminished Experience: The quantity of photos one takes is inversely correlated with the quality of the present moment experience.
- Qualia: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/
- Integrated information theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_information_theory
- And for reference: Experience: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experience