[FOM] One Real number
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?
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