# Tag Archives: generalised numbers

## What Comes After Infinity?

When I was in kindergarten, we would argue about whose dad made the most money. I can’t fathom the reason. I guess it’s like arguing about who’s taller? Or who’s older? Or who has a later bedtime. I don’t know … Continue reading

Paul Finsler believed that sets could be viewed as generalised numbers. Generalised numbers, like numbers, have finitely many predecessors. Numbers having the same predecessors are identical. We can obtain a directed graph for each generalised number by taking the generalised … Continue reading

## Math Infinity

Conceiving of ∞ as a mathematician is simple. You start counting, and don’t stop. That’s all. (\$i++ for programmers) Which is why ∞ seems very small to the mind of a mathematician. With projective geometry you can map ℝ to … Continue reading

## Religious Infinity

When I was young, I used to — as an exercise — try to conceive of ∞. We would hear in Sunday School that God is Infinite, that you can’t comprehend God’s Infinite-ness. I would imagine myself in a spaceship … Continue reading