May 14, 2012
From: Reddit AMA
You mentioned existence of a model for galaxy formation being in the NKS domain. What other cosmological applications are you aware of in this vein, either published or being pursued?
I worked on cosmology and its relations to particle physics back in the late 1970s, long before that was fashionable… With my friend Rocky Kolb, I even mentioned inflation in a footnote to a paper before it had officially been invented, saying that I thought it was implausible…
There are some really interesting cosmological implications of the kinds of network-based models of physics that I discuss in the NKS book. For example, one gets around needing inflation to explain homogeneity, in effect because the universe starts much higher dimensional than it ends up.