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Re: A Better Number System
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Mar 1, 2013 2:26 AM


On 03/01/2013 12:25 AM, Hurtlin' Squirty wrote: > On 02/28/2013 05:32 PM, Tom Potter wrote: >> A Better Number System >> >> It is my perception that currently defined number >> systems, including naturals, integers, reals, complex, >> surreals, etc, present distorted views of reality, >> are inefficient, and express quantities with >> variable and too much uncertainty. > > That's because of the units involved. Hidden units distort our views. > For example, my truck will go about 16 miles on a gallon of gas, which > seems not so good. But what does that really mean? > Let's simplify: > > (16 miles) / (1 gallon of gas) > (1013760 inches) / (231 cubic inches of gas) > (1013760) / (231 square inches of gas) > 4388 / square inch of gas > > Now we see that the truck manages an impressive 4388 of something on > just one square inch of gas! Without question, 4388 is a big number. And > a square inch of gas is pretty thin. Probably one molecule deep. Almost > nothing.
Great for a headline, suffusing and diffusing optimism to the masses! Progress forever! Wall Street up!
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