Let’s give it some more thought, this illusion that Buddhists call ‘maya’.
For infinity in space is physical and perceivable,
while eternity in time is imagination, all in the mind.
It’s also mathematical: describable
and it is metrological: so many as number and so many cycles of movement:
less than a second for atoms, a year or more for planets and celestial bodies.
‘Mathematical’ means numerical, arithmetic, algebraic or geo-metric.
Infinity in space is a large number and a long line – or the division by zero – on paper perhaps.
Eternity in time is a large number and a long cycle – or dividing by null – on screen maybe.
Measuring is the bridge between the descriptions of mathematics and perceptions of physics.
We always need a number and a measuring unit,
such as a meter, kilogram and second or hour.
They need to be defined, gauged and calibrated.
However, there is another way!
For the definition of measuring units embeds the ‘technology’ that makes them;
it embodies the materials that sustain them
and it incorporates the assumptions of their maker.
If, instead, we rely on perceivable evidence on-screen,
our eyes as preceptors,
our screens as reflectors
of data re-produced
through the minds of programs and their designer,
then we have a new chance:
we can define and describe what we see:
a quality or condition, a state or a stage, a characteristic or indicator: a ‘measuring unit’!
We count the pixels that ‘measure’
so that we compare – between one image and the next, one screenshot and another.
And yuppee: we can say Wow and Aha or Eureka!
For a light goes on in our mind: we know more by seeing more.
We understand better, by ‘contrast and compare’,
We investigate shapes and patterns,
evaluate numerical values,
and interpret what we see.
The result, effect and benefits?
New world views get born:
about time, space and realities – big and small – at nano- and astro-scale
thanks to micro- and tele-scopes.
- Yeshua’s Symbol (lifeconnectionscounseling.org)
- ETERNITY in TIME, Infinity in Space and Zero in Motion (3dmetricuniverse.wordpress.com)
- Strange Infinity: What happens when you multiply infinity by itself (axiompenguin.wordpress.com)
- Infinity (pyonono.wordpress.com)
- To infinity and beyond… (paulunsworth.com)
- Infinity (mlbk7.wordpress.com)