Binary Curious (I Couldn’t Resist)

by Christian Thomas Golden

People often speak in absolutes, irrespective of relativity. Surely, I believe in a static dimension in which a “1” is a “1” and a “0” a “0.” However, when it comes to the human condition (that is, man’s primary experience), there is no “1” or “0.” Rather, man’s thoughts, feelings, words, perceptions, and actions approach either “1” or “0,” irrespective of his perspective on “1” and “0” (or if he even has any knowledge that “1” and “0” exist).

In order for “1” and “0” to exist, “1” must be “1” and “0” must be “0,” irrespective of that which exists outside or within “1” or “0.” I am not my house. Nor is my house myself. Nor is my house the sky (nor the sky my house, unless I actually live outside). However, that does not effect the state of my house nor the state of myself. Though I might view the sky as my house if I live outside, that does not mean that I have changed the matrix of the sky.

I’m venturing into philosophical grounds in which I am not trained. As such, I will leave it at this in the hopes that it provokes thought.