The incorporation of Time as a fundamental part of the mathematics itself was I think one of the greatest revolutions in 20th century mathematics. [metamathematics I suppose].
It’s fascinating to me for it is algebraic (step-wise) but explicitly invokes time and in his case, the self or “Creating Subject”.
Oh yes. It lay underneath so much of what we do and yet is assumed.
There is both the continuum AND ALSO what we lay on top of it but we never actually can break it up.
This puts what we do as already as covered, in a “time heals all wounds” kind of way.
I’m also thinking about entanglement as well but in the form of queueing – “how to schedule in the present moment with incomplete information in such a way that all entangled strands eventually run straight”
Today’s quest for me has been trying to decipher the distinction between “transient state” and “steady state”, Markovian concepts but used in music and electrical engineering.
Fascinating to me about the transient state is that it is NOT BOUND by _ANY_ FACTORS that construct the eventual steady-state.
The transient state is only governed by time whereas the steady-state is governed by whatever internal variables make it up with time assumed to go to infinity (that is, the steady state will continue forever by its own internal logic).
transient state governed by time
and oh what a beautiful image that is. Bottom left. Have to l earn more.
Oh it’s ok. My fascination with him was for a short time and I had enough mental distancing to avoid staying there forever. I ploughed through a bunch of his books in probably a year’s time, entertaining all kinds of interesting thoughts. Then I put it aside, part of an internal mental library of possibilities.