Maieutics of computers 1/3

How my computer started talking to me oddly…

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The Monist Universe

To begin, let’s imagine a universe without the zero, but only the one.

The Binary World

It’s the computer world.
Its 2 values: 0, 1.
Their relationships: 0 to 0, 0 to 1, 1 to 0 and 1 to 1.
And the relationships between their relationships … let’s find out!

Next step

It’s just the beginning. To go further, my first idea was to work with a new set: {0, 1, 2}. But how will the computer find this 2? It can only play with switches: physical sets of {0, 1} and that’s it.
So the next step is just more switches: {0, 1} -> {0,1} -> {0, 1} and so on.

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