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

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Fri Mar 13 2009 - 04:54:42 MDT

> 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.

I'd second that, and ask whether the analogy is useful. If your
analogy gives you insights ('specially testable ones) then go ahead;
if not, even if the stock market is exactly a neural network, its not
useful unless you can get something testable out of that.


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