[FOM] One Real number

Dean Buckner Dean.Buckner at btopenworld.com
Tue Jun 24 17:42:00 EDT 2003

The story of an entire civilisation has been captured in digital form: their
books, philosophy, music, a number of documentaries about their private
lives, the image of a brain, a large chunk of mathematics.  Five thousand
years of their history in a single finite binary string.  All of human
thought and nature embodied within.

Odd to think this string is only the tiniest fraction of an ordinary real
number.  Not even a real number, in fact, just a rather detailed rational.
What lies inside some of the real numbers?  Do they all exist in some sense?

Dean Buckner

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