I can’t think of 1,0 without bringing into play a whole range of deep meanings AND the whole digital on/off binary stuff.
For me, the excitement of 2020 and these sequences is that it explains (in thought, beyond words) something about relationships between the ‘standard’ binary world/system and quantum.
So it seems to me that at present we’re moving from a world of 0 and 1 to one which uses ‘base’ (in my sense of the word base) 2 rather than base 1. It’s not that 1+1=2 it’s something more about how when you ‘switch’ from 1-0 0-1 something is happening but when you switch from 2-0 and 0-2 you’re doing that in a deeper dimension. And you can ‘play’ with 0-1-2 in a number of interesting combinations which gives yet another perspective on the dimension.
But the practical level of number for me is:
I still can’t multiply or subtract without using my fingers and/or paper. Along with ‘the rods’ we were brought up with Musical Multiplication Tables. I can remember the songs, but the multiplication means NOTHING. (instead of fighting with your brother, learn your sevens it’ll please your mother!) So I learned what I thought of as the backbone of each ‘table’ 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 etc and I count up and down from these using my fingers when required to multiply.
When it comes to addition or subtraction, I work in approximations that are based on visual ‘size’ calculations(relating to ‘tens’ in my head rather than anything to do with using the numbers as they are supposed to be used. (A sort of primitive pie chart?)
I don’t trust calculators. I always have to check them about 3 times and only when I come up with the number consistently do I accept it as ‘true.’ Even then, I find it upsetting (and unbelievable) the way multiplied numbers can mean the same either way round 3x4 = 4x3 and yet division numbers are not the same 2(oh, interesting I’ve just discovered there’s not a dividing sign on the keyboard!!!) 2/6 isn’t the same as 6/2 (I can’t be bothered to go hunting the divide‘symbol’).
I wonder now, whether I have developed my own grammar (or even, watch out Wittgenstein, private language) of numbers.
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