Re: [sl4] Is the Global Stockmarket a neural network?

From: Diogo Morgado (
Date: Wed Mar 11 2009 - 11:32:41 MDT

1. Several planets and stars born and die in the universe2. Their movement,
birth and death are somewhat predictable in a short term
3. Everything influences everything in the universe
4. The universe laughs at a number such as 100 billion

see where i am going? it is easy to make network analogies, you can do with
almost everything (universe, solar systems, nature, eco systems, cities,
societies, groups, people...) and it doesn't mean something just because it
is possible to make such analogies. They are more common than you may think.

Diogo Morgado
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Dagon Gmail <> wrote:
> I would hardly qualify a disorganized mess like current markets as having
> the level of order as a brain.
> I tend to interpret people defending the wisdom of the free market in the
> same manner as
> people defending the selfregulatory qualities of an avalanche.
> **
> 2009/3/11 Petter Wingren-Rasmussen <>
> After reading Simulation, Consciousness, Existence<>by Hans
>> Moravec. I started thinking about possible neural networks that already
>> exists, outside of brains and computers..
>> I think the Global stockmarket can be viewed as a neural network.
>> Comparing it to the brain:
>> 1. The brains neurons often fires several times rapidly when firing -
>> several stocks are bought and sold at once at the stockmarket.
>> 2. EEG patterns in a healthy brain are predictable in the short term -
>> same is true for short term stock prices.
>> 3. Neurons in the brain often fires because of stimulation from other
>> neurons, or cease or refrain from firing due to inhibition from other
>> neurons - similar effects happen in the stockmarket, where buying and
>> selling is influenced in similar ways.
>> 4. The brain has been estimated to contain 100 billion neurons - I dont
>> know how many companies are registered on the stockmarket in total or how
>> many persons that are actively buying and selling on it.. (hard to find a
>> precise analogy for neurons here..)
>> Any thoughts on this?
> --
> I said NO SIGNATURE !!!

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