Logopolis was an episode of Doctor Who I saw as a kid that directly inspired my interest in concepts in theoretical physics.
On it, a race of beings held the Universe together from death by entropy, which it had passed long ago, by doing a type of mathematics called “Block Transfer Computations” collectively with their minds, creating mathematical structures directly. They were in the process of trying to computerize it because the mathematicians were all getting too old to be doing this in their minds when everything started going wrong. [it turned out that they too were held together by the mathematical structures they created, self-adjoint functions no doubt, so they were the first to disintegrate when things went awry (which is why they wanted a computer)
Memetics “an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer” is where this view ended. Block transfer computation, cultural information transfer, yeah, I can see the connection.
This hierarchy tree came about in an iteration which has Markov Chain at the directed tree root and also at the radial center. I expect it to change but I like seeing this result right now.