3 New Conceptions Of The Endless

Maxwell Akin
6 min readNov 20, 2023

Our goal, with this essay, is to explore three new conceptions of the endless.

You can find our three earlier essays on “conceptions of infinity” right within these links.

You can find three new conceptions of infinity — well, the endless, which is similar — right below.

And, with that in mind, let’s begin.

A Few Notes On The Endless

The definition of “endless” is as follows: having no end or limit.

Our definition is quite similar.

But, there is one notable distinction that we must clarify.

Something can be endless and, yet, still be limited.

Just as an example, you might imagine an infinite list with infinite items.

Even though this list is endless, it is still bound to the form of a list.

Or, perhaps, to the rules and conventions that make a list that which it is.

You can go into this list for 100,000,000,000,000,000 bodies, all of which contain 100,000,000,000,000,000 years.

And, you would never reach the end of this list.

Just to further clarify the richness of infinity, using this example, you can imagine that each element of this particular example is plexed to itself.

A plex is, in essence, when you take a number and, then, add that number of zeroes to that number.

If you were to plex the number “1,” for example, you would write “10.”

And, if you were to plex the number “10,” you would write “100,000,000,000.”

Returning to our example, if you plexed those bodies, you would get an unimaginably vast number of bodies.

Every single one of these bodies would contain an unimaginably vast number of years.

But, let’s go a little further.

Rather than simply plexing the number of years, you are plexing the bodies of time within each body.

If you plex a year, then, since that is simply one year, you get a decade.

And, then, if you plex that again, you get a body of time that contains 100,000,000,000 years.

So, let’s just say that the plex function we are using relies on these elements.

Right after saying that, let’s just say this: the plex function we are using generates, as it were, an infinite number of plexes across every single infinite, eternal moment, at infinite speeds and rates; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Even if the above is occurring, though, we would still never reach an ending to the infinite items within our list.

The reason for this is simple: we are working with numbers and time, which are inherently finite.

And, with that in mind, the infinite goes beyond the realm of numbers and time, into a realm of concepts.

A realm of concepts that we cannot reach through mere addition, multiplication, exponentiation — and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinity; ad infinitum — no matter how hard we try.

Just keep that in mind as you read through these three conceptions.

Conception 01: A Generative Ocean

Our first conception is rooted within the ocean.

Or, more specifically, it is the ocean; a vast, infinite ocean.

Right within this ocean, one can find an infinite wealth of water droplets and bodies of water; ad infinitum.

Every single one of these droplets — among other things — is infinitely divisible.

You can divide a single droplet into tenths and, then, divide one of those tenths into twentieths.

And so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Regardless of how many divisions you conduct, every single water droplet contains infinity.

Or, more specifically, every single water droplet contains an infinity of fractal structures, systems, levels, depths, spatialities, spaces, conceptions, information, worlds, generators, computational entities, minds mediums, and forms; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Our concern is really just with one aspect of the above.

Right within a neverending wealth of sets, series, lists, arrays — and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum — you can find infinite quantities, collections, abundances — ad infinitum — of items, singular entities, infinite assortments; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

You can apply the two concepts outlined above to something that is infinite.

Just as an example, you can apply these concepts to the notion of there being infinite associations, connections, links — ad infinitum — within and a part of — ad infinitum — every idea, concept, notion; ad infinitum.

You can go into the associations within an idea and, in doing so, you can wander through one of those infinite quantities with one of those infinite sets.

Even if you wander through those bodies for 100,000,000,000,000,000 bodies that each contain 100,000,000,000,000,000 years, all of which is plexed to itself in a manner described in the prior section, you would never reach the end of the associations within that set which is within a quantity; ad infinitum.

You can even apply that same notion to the idea of a set that contains, paradoxically, infinite singularities that contain infinite quantities, abundances, collections — ad infinitum — of items and entities; ad infinitum.

Even if you worked with the above, you would still never reach the end.

Outside of the above, this particular conception is infinitely rich and infinitely flexible. And, as such, you can apply it to anything in an infinite number of ways and forms; ad infinitum.

Conception 02: The Hierarchy Of Infinity

Our second conception is less of a word salad than our first conception.

Just imagine, if you will, a hierarchy.

A hierarchy that exists as, perhaps, an infinite series of upwards levels.

You can imagine “Level One” as a single line.

Right above this line, there is another line, which serves as “Level Two.”

And, well, there exists an infinite number of these levels.

Every single one of these levels exists as a “Level Of Infinity.”

Each level serves as a key component of “The Hierarchy Of Infinity.”

Our first level is infinity as we understand it.

Right after that, there is an infinitely greater infinity that transcends the infinity we are familiar with.

And, well, it just keeps going and growing; ad infinitum.

Conception 03: Beyond The Infinite

Right before we dive into our third conception, there is one thing to note.

Just as mentioned earlier, you cannot reach infinity through addition or multiplication or plexing.

Or, really, any function or process — ad infinitum — of that sort.

Given this fact, you cannot reach the levels outlined in our second conception, through traditional functions.

Even though the above is true, though, you can use a function to rise above.

To rise above one’s current level of infinity and into an infinitely greater level of infinity.

And so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Our third conception, then, is that function.

You can apply this function to an act of, perhaps, diving into an infinite list.

And, when you use this function, you give your act an infinite explosion of energy.

The motion generated by this explosion of energy propels your act forward.

Right from this particular act, you move from numbers, into infinity and, then, into the next level of infinity.

Or, even, a greater level of infinity than that which you can imagine.

Moving into a greater level of infinity allows you to interact with transcendent infinities, while you explore the infinities of a particular concept, notion, idea; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

Just as an example, instead of moving through a list using linear quantities of time, you move through it using infinite infinities that, as of now, transcend our conceptions as well as our imagination.

Even if you do this, though, within the context of what we’ve been exploring, you would still never reach the end of a particular list that belongs to a particular concept.

Conclusion

Just to wrap this up, thank you so much for reading!

And, of course, even if you didn’t, thank you so much!

If you want to reach me, you can do so by emailing me at “maxwellcakin@gmail.com.”

Best wishes and, of course, please have a lovely day!

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Maxwell Akin

Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.