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Human brain, internet, and cosmology: Similar laws at work?

"By no means do we claim that the universe is a global brain or a computer," said Dmitri Krioukov, "But the discovered equivalence between the growth of the universe and complex networks strongly suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of these very different complex systems."

By performing complex supercomputer simulations of the universe and using a variety of other calculations, researchers have now proven that the causal network representing the large-scale structure of space and time in our accelerating universe is a graph that shows remarkable similarity to many complex networks such as the Internet, social, or even biological networks.
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They might not make that claim, but it won't stop me from speculating nerdsmiley.png
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Fractal geometry. That's the long and the short of it...
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Fractal geometry. That's the long and the short of it...
Asymmetrical.
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Some day we will discover that the universe is a simulation made up by some super computer.
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follow the white rabbit
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Some day we will discover that the universe is a simulation made up by some super computer.
A super computer that happens to be the brain of an android !?!?!
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A super computer that happens to be the brain of an android !?!?!

shh its a secret....
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People have been saying "as above, so below" for thousands of years. It's amazing how far it scales. It's cool that modern science is validating some of the claims made by ancient shamans. If the universe as a whole is shaped like an organ capable of producing consciousness, is it too much of stretch of the imagination to think of a sacred mountain, tree, or population of non-human animals as having a similar, potentially-sentient organization?
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follow the white rabbit

this. The Ubermatrix
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People have been saying "as above, so below" for thousands of years. It's amazing how far it scales. It's cool that modern science is validating some of the claims made by ancient shamans. If the universe as a whole is shaped like an organ capable of producing consciousness, is it too much of stretch of the imagination to think of a sacred mountain, tree, or population of non-human animals as having a similar, potentially-sentient organization?

Actually this has been shown to be the case in some instances. Things like crop circle-like patterns seen in animal herds and the apparent intelligence if hive insects.
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