A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BscaUbwVR0
We've looked at this video before: it's called "A Mandelbrot the Size of the Known Universe". According to the description at youtube for this three and a half minute long movie, if the final frame were the size of your screen, the full set would be larger than the known universe!
A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWrMlIKRBk
We've talked a number of times, in blog entries like How to Make a Universe, Dreaming of Electric Sheep, The Invariant Set, Nassim Haramein, and A 3D Sphere on a 4D Hypersphere, about how the concept of infinite recursion keeps coming up again and again, both in discussions of consciousness, and in discussions of the underlying structures of our universe. The Mandelbrot Set is a famous example of a fractal set which can be endlessly zoomed in on, continually revealing more and more detail, and the above image from wikipedia shows the initial starting state of a zoom sequence into this fascinating structure. Now take a look at this:
This computer-generated image is part of a stunning new exploration of the Mandelbrot Set where the underlying equations have been transformed to generate 3D objects. I invite you to go to this link:
and enjoy many more jaw-dropping examples of this exciting new process which really, I think, helps us to see how fractal recursion is such an important part of the natural structures of our world, and of the universe. Once you're done there, then go check out these stunning fractal creations my friend Chuck Salyers just pointed out to me:
Enjoy the journey!
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