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Re: Time Travel?....To What Exactly? / OO-Universe

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Posted by daViper on August 4, 1999 19:37:26 UTC

: This is in no way an answer to you question, but reading you post made me wonder : about an other aspect of math and time. : Itīs true that (most) people use base 10 math, because for some reason : it is the easiest way to do math. Just like computers : do all their math in base 2. : The thing that people and computers have in common is that both : prefer to do math with Integers. Both humans and computers have to : be "tricked" into computing Floats. : The most diffult calculations are those with an infinite number of : decimal points (like Pi or 1/3).

: With regards to time I have the following question: : When I create a Float with infinit decimal point, like 2/3 : WHEN (at what moment in time) is that number complete? : Is there an "endless" proces in time created every time : we create a Float or are all those decimal point create : at the same/no time?

: : Gerwin Brink : Or do we just point to exsiting objects and is the Universe : truly object oriented?

:::::::::::: I like your train of thought!.....:-)

There are some who believe every event triggers an alternate new time line or universe if you will. The "Multiverse" theory. I suppose in that case there are some truly frustrated individuals somewhere waiting for that dang pi equation I wrote 32 years ago to finally reach an irreducible quantatative state. Poor souls.

I've never bought into the multiverse thing myself, but maybe I should start rounding up all my fractions before I insert them into any equations just to be on the safe side. From now on, pi will only ever be 111101010111000 and NOTHING more accurate than that. I'll let the other guys in the other universe figure out how to rationalize where the "decimal" point should go in the above binary. 7AB8 won't tell them much either.

Lets just eliminate fractions in all forms of math and as far as any "decimal" values are concerned, well,....forgedaboudit.


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