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AdAp > Volume 4, Number 3, August 2019

The Computational Cosmic Brain

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DOI: 10.22606/adap.2019.43001

Author(s)
Idan Ginsburg, Manasvi Lingam, Merrill Butler III
Affiliation(s)
Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
Chemical Physics Laboratory, Concordia University, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
Abstract
The cosmic web exhibits some striking similarities to that of an animal brain. Despite its tremendous size the cosmos is many orders of magnitude less efficient at computation than the brains residing in Earth’s biosphere. This shows just how information-rich life truly is.
Keywords
astrobiology, cosmic web, information theory, neural network
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