The idea is definitely crazy, but is it crazy enough to be true? This remains to be seen. However, in a provocative article, University of Minnesota physics professor Vitaly Vanchurin writes that we live inside a massive neural network that controls everything around us.
In other words, as he described in the article, “it is quite possible that the entire universe at its most fundamental level is a neural network.” Vanchurin argues that artificial neural networks can “demonstrate exemplary behavior” of both universal theories – relativity and quantum physics.
“We are not just saying that artificial neural networks can be useful for analyzing physical systems or discovering physical laws, we are saying that this is how the world around us actually works. This can be viewed as a proposal for a theory of everything, ”the scientist believes.