On Life in the Abstract

Topic:Personal
Posted on:Jul 27, 2012
Captured by:Austin M
Method:Dictation

I like triangles in the abstract. There is no such thing as a triangle in the actual world. The perfect angles expressed in mathematics cannot be expressed in actuality. For this very reason, I am drawn to the digital world. Regardless of the scratches on my computer, the content is the expression of zeros and ones. It is life in the abstract. It is not that I am attracted to the abstract. It is only that I am attracted to the perfect. And the perfect does not exist in the world that I find myself.

Comments

Anuj on Jul 28, 2012

I find it very interesting how mathematicians create something out of nothing; a “point at infinity” that doesnt exist but seems to connect two parallel lines. A number system that does not quantifiy anything but are diferentiable and integrable in the complex plane. Cyclic groups and their external direct products that lead nowhere except very complex coding techniques by the intelligence agencies. I majored in Mathematics because I was attracted to the abstract. Ironically, abstract algebra highly challenges my intelligece over concrete Math courses!

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