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Dmitri Krioukov, Maksim Kitsak, Robert S. Sinkovits, David Rideout, David Meyer & Marián Boguñá
Scientific Reports 2, Article number: 793 | doi:10.1038/srep00793
Received 23 July 2012 | Accepted 03 October 2012 | Published 16 November 2012
Prediction and control of the dynamics of complex networks is a central problem in network science. Structural and dynamical similarities of different real networks suggest that some universal laws might accurately describe the dynamics of these networks, albeit the nature and common origin of such laws remain elusive. Here we show that the causal network representing the large-scale structure of spacetime in our accelerating universe is a power-law graph with strong clustering, similar to many complex networks such as the Internet, social, or biological networks. We prove that this structural similarity is a consequence of the asymptotic equivalence between the large-scale growth dynamics of complex networks and causal networks. This equivalence suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of complex networks and spacetime in the universe, with implications to network science and cosmology.
Statistical physics, thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamics
Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Dmitri Krioukov &
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Robert S. Sinkovits
Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
David Rideout &
Departament de Física Fonamental, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Originally posted by intrptr
Well, I ALSO have something to say. The idea that my mind and the cosmos are "one"? That my individuality is lost in the great all so I might as well forget any assertion that I am not an individual? Therefore I have no individual rights? That suits the corporate police state just fine I am sure.
Originally posted by MarsSentinel
reply to post by swan001
Look, take a string that does not stretch. I'll hold one end, and you take the other end to the moon.
Ra: I am Ra. The galaxy and all other things of material of which you are aware are products of individualized portions of intelligent infinity. As each exploration began, it, in turn, found its focus and became co-Creator. Using intelligent infinity each portion created an universe and allowing the rhythms of free choice to flow, playing with the infinite spectrum of possibilities, each individualized portion channeled the love/light into what you might call intelligent energy, thus creating the so-called natural laws of any particular universe.
Ummm.........Feed me...Seymore...Feed me.
Originally posted by purplemer
I wonder what such a large brain would be thinking about.
Originally posted by McGinty
Or perhaps your brain is inside this universe and this very same universe is inside your brain.
My brain hurts
Originally posted by swan001
reply to post by purplemer
For brain function, you need a signal that can efficiently carry information from neurone to neurone. But the Universe is so large, even the fastest of signals, Electromagnetic signals, are not fast enough to do the job. So you may have neurones, but no signals or information transfer. If the Universe is a big brain, then this big brain is dead.