An Internet in Your Head

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How do brains meet the challenge of network communication?

The physical laws of the universe make communication among separated entities unlikely. The central and perhaps most unsettling implication of Einstein’s theory of relativity is that no two locations in space can ever be fully reconciled. They will always be separate, and even light cannot provide instantaneous connection. At galactic scales, light can take thousands…


At the beginning of a book, there is usually an Acknowledgments section where the author thanks the many people who helped them in writing the book. I certainly have lots of people to thank who have made An Internet in Your Head possible. But acknowledgments have a special meaning in the infrastructure of the internet.…

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