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

From: Mikael Hall (mikael.hall@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 11 2009 - 11:44:43 MDT


But we (the living things) are in fact (no "network analogy here") one big
neural network. It may be wrong to view the stock market as a thing "mainly
outside the big network".

Mikael Hall

2009/3/11 Diogo Morgado <diogo.morgado@gmail.com>

> 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
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> 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.
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> Diogo Morgado
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> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Dagon Gmail <dagonweb@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> 2009/3/11 Petter Wingren-Rasmussen <petterwr@gmail.com>
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>> After reading Simulation, Consciousness, Existence<http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/%7Ehpm/project.archive/general.articles/1998/SimConEx.98.html>by Hans
>>> Moravec. I started thinking about possible neural networks that already
>>> exists, outside of brains and computers..
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>>> I think the Global stockmarket can be viewed as a neural network.
>>> Comparing it to the brain:
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>>> 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?
>>>
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>> I said NO SIGNATURE !!!
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