Computers

I’ve been reading a book from a friend on the mathematics of infinity.

It occurs to me that our computers, every last postage-stamp sized little spinner, is at heart a trans-finitist. They believe in the integers, and not even all of the integers, but integers below a certain finite size. Everything else is a construction on top of them. Doesn’t seem to limit us too much from a practical standpoint….

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