Language by Intuition: INFORMATION

Information used to be analog, having many different values. Over time, the computer revolution has reduced the the number of different values to 1's and 0's. And yet, it is the author of those numbers to express infinity: The constant PI, which is used to calculate the circumference and volume of circles and spheres based on their diameter or radius is an infinite, non-repeating real number, which has a number of very intriguing consequences: because of its infinity, the number has every possible sequence of digits in it. Likewise, converted to ASCII or any other character set, they would also at some point contains the complete unabridged works of William Shakespeare, Robert A. Heinlein, or whatever author you would want to read. Heck, if we were to chop it up in image-sized bitmaps of a given type, we would find every image imaginable in there, and even all frames of every movie that has ever been made! Are you impressed with the size of infinite possibilities yet? All in the shape of the humble pie!

Back Home...