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The Power of Networks: Fractals of Complexity (w / video)

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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” - Albert Einstein

  

The most tangible comparison is of the neural network of the brain and the intergalactic network of the cosmos. The human brain weighs about 3 pounds and fits between our ears, whereas the universe is, well, a lot bigger.

 

Yet despite this contrast in size, when both of these natural structures are mapped out as a series of connections, they look nearly identical (see picture above). You can take this even one step further: while the universe is infinitely larger than the brain, and the brain is infinitely larger than a cell, cells seem to produce the same pattern of complexity!


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The Three-Fold Path of Virtual Reality

The Three-Fold Path of Virtual Reality | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

The simulation assumption is ancient, though, and shows how integrated this transcendent view of virtual reality is with spiritual beliefs, especially Gnostic and Eastern religious beliefs. The Hindus called virtual reality, Maya, and believed that it, too, had internal, external, and transcendent qualities. Maya was a veil of consciousness between Brahman and Atman (dual aspects of the unitary godhead), as well as the projected external world. So, are current virtual reality technologies just tools to discover and transcend the programmed reality?

 

VIRTUAL REALITY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=virtual%20reality

 


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