To Understand is to Perceive Patterns [Video]

For decades, we assumed that the components of such complex systems as the cell, the society, or the Internet are randomly wired together. In the past decade, an avalanche of research has shown that many real networks, independent of their age, function, and scope, converge to similar architectures, a universality that allowed researchers from different disciplines to embrace network theory as a common paradigm.

[Jason Silva]


8 Responses to To Understand is to Perceive Patterns [Video]

    • I would tend to postulate that he is making the argument that as we use intelligence to further society, it looks like a natural system, thus meaning that there is intelligence in nature. Thus, wouldn't you say that there must be an intelligent force working in nature instead of randomness?

  1. Every since I read Paul Stamets' book 'Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World' I have been infatuated with the idea of naturalizing everything to mimic the efficiency and beauty of nature. We just need to take a closer look at what millions of years of trying and failing has weeded out into the correct system. Process of elimination by trying every perceivable outcome.

  2. "Somebody" . Try consider the whole system as a form of intelligence, you being a part of it. This is your "almighty god", and you're fooling it as imagining him behind a stupid curtain !