Life in the 21st Century is a reader-supported publication. Please become a paid subscriber. (Continued from II) Wiener correctly foresaw information technologies increasing exponentially, thus too the quantity of information. Along with this growth in the quantity of information, just as importantly grew the quantity of “noise,” the other essential component of information theory – Uncertainty, Weaver's information partner. In his introduction to Shannon, Weaver provides a simple definition of noise as, “In the process of being transmitted, it is unfortunately characteristic that certain things are added to the signal which were not intended by the information source.” Now it gets a little tricky here understanding the use of statistical math as the basis of information theory, especially confusing in regards to the many ways we traditionally conceive and experience the daily workings of our everyday world.