# Infinite Identity: A Theory of Numbers

#### You know that 2 + 2 is four. You can probably write in scientific notation. You most likely can solve a simple variable equation. But you probably don’t know that you’re using the same numbers over and over…

And I don’t mean digits. I mean numbers. Thirteen may be a prime number, but that just means that it has no factors. You can do anything and get thirteen: 12 +1, 15 – 2, 0 + 13, 26 divided by 2, and many more things. But it also means that 13 has multiple names…

“That’s crazy,” You’re saying, “There’s no way that can be right!” But think about it. 246 =, is equal to, or is the same as, 200+46. Two different numbers, the same name.

This means that the other numbers aren’t real. They’re just different names. Meaning, what are the true numbers? The numbers that are there and can’t be gotten by anything? It’s…

1.

Yes, 1.

There is no number smaller than 1 that can be made into 1, except integers, and those are just a mirror image, like the names looking into a pond. Imagine a whole word, up to infinity, looking into a pool. The reflections are the integers, lower than the ‘real’ numbers. But take away all the other names, and you find little 1, standing all alone, looking at his reflection.

But why one?

Well, 1+1 is 2. 2+ 2 is 4. Start with just 1 +1, and you can make any number. Zero is a name: 1 – 1 = 0. 0 – 2 = -2. Getting the picture? 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 5. 5 times 5 is 10. 10 times 10 is 100. 100 times 100 is 1,000…and every number in between. Backwards? Just start with 1 -1, then 0 -1, then -1 –  999…

Pick a number. Pick any number whatsoever. Make an equation with it. This is another name of one. Solve it. Write, your equation = your answer. They have the same name. All are names and instances of one. If you will, imagine that one is a master of disguise. Or imagine that one found a cloning machine. Cloned himself, and added himself to himself. This new one he cloned, then split apart into 1, 1, and 2. He cloned 2. He multiplied 2 times 2, cloned the answer, and split it apart…then the cloning lever got stuck, and spat out an infinite number of clones, millions of 2s, trillions of 0s, septillians of every number imaginable.

This can be translated into a theory of multiple universes. For each combination of numbers, this new name spreads out into an infinate stream of numbers. Numbers, numbers, numbers…and for each name, there’s a countless stream of chances and choices to add it, multiply it, divide it, solve it, square it, and everything that can be done with numbers. Some come back to the same number after a long, winding stream. Multiple lines can come to one number. Like a password, the combinations are endless. It’s a web, going away so far, that no one can count up there. One hundred. One thousand. One million. One billion. One trillion.

Oh, and one last thing for the subject: pick the highest number you can think of. You don’t have to name it, but add one. Add one. Add one. Add one. Add one…Every time you think you’ve come close, the numbers magically stretch themselves farther, like a rainbow, because the combination of numbers is endless…did you know that your phone number, address, social security number and the numerical date of when you were born are all in pi, and repeated an infinite number of times? It’s true.

There you have it, my theory of numbers. What do you think? Do you think that this is reasonable? Can you see the infinite of numbers stretch out and fade into a shadow, and every time you walk towards it, it goes farther, like darkness? Tell me what you think!

Have a great week, I’ll be here my whole life!

~Aidyl