There are scenes shown in the movie Pi which have ants and goo in the protagonist's apartment which also houses his computer Euclid. Is there any significance of these ants/goo?

Really lame pun makes me think it could denote bugs in a computer program but from what I hear about New York City's cleanliness, it could denote the commonly found dirt.

Does anyone know what the real significance of these is?


In addition to the ideas you cite, there's also the notion of going "buggy" — that is, mad — as the messiness of organic life interferes with the functioning of computers and pure math.

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  • Yes, that maybe correct as well, so what is the real reason? – Lelouch Lamperouge Dec 29 '11 at 18:32

It is more to suggest the intelligence that might be being developed in the computer, an awareness.

Really once Euclid found the answer, as is said many times in the movie, everything is infused with the spiral. The spiral is the answer to the universe

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  • But does intelligence have to do with bugs and goo? – Lelouch Lamperouge Mar 11 '12 at 22:39

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