I was wondering, what value does information hold on a cosmic scale or is it an invention of sentient organisms that has no value whatsoever to the creator or to the accident that managed to collogate atoms at the right spots to egress consciousness? Basically, the question is two-pronged. First, can a person know nothing at all? For example, when someone was left to die in some distant jungle and he was taken into someone's care somewhere around his 40s-50s and has no capacity to learn any language (and thus, learning anything at all). Does this person effectively "know" nothing (excluding the fight or flight instinctual response)? What about braindead people, do they know nothing as well? The second question is, how much does the cosmos value each individual person, whether he is dead or alive and does it depend on knowledge? For example, a person who knows 400 languages (don't see these people all that often ) and is savvy in every area and can adjust to any environment and is just the type of guy that everyone calls a "genius" or a "walking-encyclopedia" (note: it doesn't have to be a dweeb) compared to a guy who knows one language and can't do much of anything else? Does the universe "care" (except the obvious societal adulation) how much information we accumulate before we die or can we just plough through life without learning a thing and still be a "commodity" for the universe? and can a dead person be classified as someone with "zero knowledge" as well? Too many questions to list here actually but i'll do a follow-up in another post. Any input appreciated.