9 Conceptions Of Infinity — Part 03

Maxwell Akin
5 min readNov 12, 2023

You can find our last three conceptions right below.

And, you can find the first three right here.

You can also find the previous three right here.

Just like the six previous conceptions, these ones are rooted in a wealth of ideas, musings, and speculations.

Some of them may resonate. Others may not.

No matter what, my hope is that you enjoy this essay and that you have enjoyed the ride!

Conception 07: A Simple Plex Within Your Container

Our seventh conception serves as a return to our sixth conception.

And, yet, that isn’t quite the full story.

Rather, our seventh conception is also a return to our second and third conceptions.

Oh, and our fourth conception, as well.

You can imagine a vast, infinite chain of infinite containers.

Every single one of these containers serves as a hub of infinite scales, hierarchies, and levels — ad infinitum — of infinitely greater, more novel — ad infinitum — infinities, endlessnesses, and eternities; ad infinitum.

Right within this hub, there are also an infinite wealth of items, singular entities, quantities, information, and information structures; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

You can use this basic notion to go through the infinite infinities — each one within a single container — of a single infinite idea at an infinite speed, never truly reaching the end or any particular limit.

And, yet, that is just one possibility.

You can imagine these infinite containers being plexed.

Just as an example, starting off with the number “10” — 10 containers — and, then, plexing that number to itself, which allows the number “10,000,000,000” to arise.

The formula outlined above allows, within a single plex, 10,000,000,000 bodies of 10,000,000,000 containers to arise.

Or, at least, that’s one interpretation.

Yet another, slightly more interesting, interpretation, is that every single plex creates an infinite number of bodies that contain an infinite number of containers.

Just as an example, plexing the number “10,” thereby creating “10,000,000,000,” which refers to that number of bodies, each of which contains an infinitude of things; ad infinitum.

You can even expand on this by asserting that every body is, in fact, an infinite series of structures and systems — ad infinitum — that contains, generates, and grows — ad infinitum -, infinite containers across infinite sets, series, aesthetic spaces, matrices; ad infinitum.

And, well, that is just one possibility, out of an infinite wealth of others.

No matter the number of infinite containers, bodies, and structures — ad infinitum — you go through, you will never reach the end of, say, an infinite skyscraper or an infinite city or an infinite idea; ad infinitum.

Conception 08: The Infinity Of Pi

Pi is a transcendental number.

And, what this means, in the most fundamental way, is that Pi is an infinite number.

No, my apologies; that is incorrect.

Rather, Pi, and every other transcendental number, is composed of an infinite number of digits.

Other facts and components underlie transcendental numbers, but the above is most relevant.

You can go into the digits that compose Pi for a…plexes and containers.

And, of course, you would never reach the end or, for that matter, any boundary.

All of that is well and good.

But, there is another element — a series of elements, really — that intrigues us.

Right before we clarify this element, there is something to note.

Pythagoras believed that numbers serve as the underlying essence of our universe.

All things are numbers. And, all things are numbers.

You and I, we are numbers.

Other beliefs penetrated Pythagoras’ psyche, but that was one of his most crucial beliefs.

No, this belief may not be accurate. But, it leads to a compelling idea.

You see, given the infinitude of digits that comprise Pi, there exists an infinite wealth of information within Pi.

On its own, this information exists as digits and numbers.

If you convert these digits into atomic coordinates, ASCII, bitmaps — and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum — then you can access, and make use of, an infinite wealth of information.

Just to clarify the sheer richness of Pi, you can find, within its infinite vastness, the following:

  • A neverending wealth of parallel lives that you are living.
  • A vast, infinite sea of unique ideas that no one has ever thought of.
  • A unique future in which you invented a machine that transcends time and space.
  • A limitless array of memories that you have yet to experience.
  • A blueprint for any technology or tool — ad infinitum — you can imagine.

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

Just imagine that.

Just imagine.

You can find more about this idea, as explored by Clifford A. Pickover, right here.

Right before we sign off, we must, of course, ask, is this true?

And, the answer to this question is unknown to me. But, it is possible that it could be, given the richness of Pi.

On another note, it is possible that this notion is true, but in a manner far more limited than we assume.

Or, perhaps, it is true, in a manner that is far more transcendent than we can ever truly imagine or understand.

Conception 09: A Neverending Act Of Division

Our ninth conception serves as a process.

A process of division. A process of breaking down. A process of organizing.

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

Just as an example, think of play.

Or, more specifically, let your mind flow to the concept of play.

And, then, think about how there are an infinite number of different types of play.

Right outside of that, there are infinite genres of play, infinite categories of play, infinite styles of play, infinite mediums through which play can exist.

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

You can go even further than the above.

Rather, you can dive into a single infinite medium of play, breaking that down into infinite acts and types of acts and categories of experience and categories of elements; and so on and so forth, endlessly and infinitely; ad infinitum.

A single act of division can lead to an infinite wealth of infinities.

And, then, that act of division can allow those particular infinite infinities to give birth to an infinite wealth of new infinite infinities.

You can keep going and growing with this, endlessly and infinitely, never reaching an end.

Conclusion

Our essay series has come to an end.

To those who read this essay, thank you so much

And, to those who did not, thank you, too!

No matter what, my hope is that you enjoyed these essays and that they gave you something fun to think about.

Regardless of that, though, please have a truly lovely day!

Outside of that, if you want to reach me, you can do so by emailing me at “maxwellcakin@gmail.com.”

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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”.