I'm Mik. Model, mother, moron. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician.
My better half and I own Brainfood Bookstore in Longmont, Colorado. It is the only exclusively indie- and local-lit bookstore in the nation. We meet a lot of crazy folks.
Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "
I love Colorado. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my children to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.
My friend Chris is an electrical engineer and he thought of something one day. Pi, because it is an irrational number, it is basically just an infinite string of numbers that is pretty much random. It doesn’t have a repeating pattern, it’s just a bunch of numbers that are pretty much meaningless. However, because he’s an electrical engineer and is thinking about computers when he isn’t sleeping or eating, a thought occurred to him. If you took any set of information and coded it in base-10 (digits 0-9), it would also appear as a random string of numbers.
For anyone not familiar with how computers work: All computers use binary (digits 0 and 1) to code information. This is because of the physical characteristics of data storage. Early computers had lights on or off, cards punched or not punched, and now hard drives, for example, are magnetized in patterns of reversing or not reversing direction. Coding in base-10 means that there are 10 options for any specific bit of information (imagine each lightbulb has 10 different brightnesses instead of simply on or off). This means more information could be stored in less space. Genes are coded in base-4 (ATCG), and English words are coded in base-26 (a through z).
Back to Pi. Because pi has an infinite string of random numbers, at some point, any string of numbers will exist somewhere along the line. Using this idea, any piece of information could be stored in base-10 inside pi. You could code the text of the entire Encyclopaedia Brittanica, the Mona Lisa, the Star Wars trilogy, or even this blog and find it somewhere in pi.
Think about it for a sec. Let it blow your mind a little bit.
Now. Here’s the best part.
I asked myself, “What is pi, again?” Right, the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter. π=c/d
Every circle inherently stores every single piece of information that has ever existed or ever will exist from the big bang to the end of the universe.
Circles are literally everything.