The Gravity program I watched brought something really interesting to my awareness. With black-hole Hawking radiation... everything gets sucked into the event horizon... we don't know what happens there... if the material is lost forever. What we theorize is that over time the black hole evaporates. With the speed of light being the limit of information transmission, propagating causality, energy/mass transfer... since the gravitational force distorts space-time to such an extent that not even light can escape this region. So where does this information (a word I really enjoy) go when the black hole is evaporated?
The program goes on to communicate that this is no different than the burning of an encyclopedia. When the matter burns... all information contained in it is irreversibly lost. But to me... it seems different. The burning of a book has chemical reactions that take place with the ink of the paper... but black holes store such a practically infinite amount of information within the center. Seems like such behavior would be insanely more complex. Can anyone explain this topic or point me in the right direction?