Hi Tracy,

Thanks for the link, it was an interesting read. The 'come alive' part is probably literary hyperbole. Some thoughts and comments:

It doesn't surprise me at all that particles in zero gravity when exposed to high energy begin to form helical structures. If you look around you will find the

fibonacci sequence absolutely everywhere. We see them in some of the

spiral shaped galaxies. If you live near a body of water you can find it on

sea shells. If you have plants or trees nearby you may find it on the

leaves or

flowers. The golden ratio is even found at the

tiny quantum levels. No matter how far humans zoom out and zoom into reality... they find the

Phi golden ratio. Even many of the the

multiverse theories of reality present a logical axiom that reality is expanding following the

mandelbrot which also

contain Fibonacci sequences.

So what does all of this mean? Nobody currently really knows. But it most likely reveals some very fundamental property of the universe. :)

How could we possibly relate the golden ratio to a programed reality?

Well if you watched the video

'Rebooting the Cosmos: Is the Universe the Ultimate Computer?' then you heard

Jürgen Schmidhuber mention algorithm reduction. The golden ratio could possibly be a part of a small equation governing our universe. Or it may be a result of the equation.

An example analogy using human built computers: If you could imagine a sentient artificial intelligence living in an operating system utilizing the

x86 instruction set:

The being may observe that for some reason... everything in their universe is aligned on a

DWORD boundry. The artificial intelligence might do many calculations and discover that when it attempts reduction... everything seems to always be divisible by 32 bits. New religions may base their beliefs around this number. Perhaps they would even call it the 'golden number'. Unfortunately there would be nothing special about the number... they have simply discovered the

Endianness of the hardware performing the calculations.

-TheArchitect