Well this is an interesting development in that there string theory. Strange Computer Code Discovered Concealed In Superstring Equations! - YouTube (Ignore that terrible intro, real thing starts about 0:30, also try to ignore the Inception horns over the last minute ) Pretty much, this guy has found block error checking computer code in the fundamental equations that describe string theory. If string theory is the correct assumption for the structure of the universe, the universe has built in error checking. Of course, this raises lots of questions about whether the universe is just a simulation or something else more sinister is going on. Personally, I think that the fact that computer error code that was invented in the 1940's corresponds with this particular "natural" phenomenon just shows that the computer CHECKSUMS and the like arise from there already being a natural process of doing so. Discuss.