Math Has a Fatal Flaw

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    Not everything that is true can be proven. This discovery transformed infinity, changed the course of a world war and led to the modern computer. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription.

    Special thanks to Prof. Asaf Karagila for consultation on set theory and specific rewrites, to Prof. Alex Kontorovich for reviews of earlier drafts, Prof. Toby ‘Qubit’ Cubitt for the help with the spectral gap, to Henry Reich for the helpful feedback and comments on the video.

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DSUM
DSUM

As a working mathematician, the scariest part of incompleteness is that when I can't solve a problem, I don't know if the problem I'm working on is just really hard... or if it's actually impossible.

Vor 6 Monate
D. Jensen
D. Jensen

As an engineer, numerical methods saved my sanity.

Vor 3 Tage
!MUSHU
!MUSHU

You’re a “mathematician” but still can’t figure out the golden rule? Stop it.

Vor 14 Tage
neorator
neorator

But don't just all of those unsolvable problems have the same thing in common: they somehow reference themselves. So by being able to prove that all unprovable problems are somehow selfreferencing you would have a prove for everything

Vor 17 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

A "working mathematician" in the sense that you are paid to do sums? You experience fear when you cannot what you call " solve a problem"? Of exactly what are you afraid?

Vor 18 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

@Ern de Che Proven to whom and to what standard?

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John Johnson
John Johnson

Fun fact: Einstein and Godel were close friends. Einstein once said later in life that he kept going to the Institute for Advanced Study (where they both had a position) just to go on walks with Godel. Godel once found a solution Einstein's field equations that he presented to Einstein as a birthday present. There's also a funny story where Godel applied for US citizenship, but his paranoia led him to conclude that the US constitution is inconsistent and allows for a dictator to take power. He then tried to present his discovery during his citizenship test, but the judge, a friend of Einstein, thankfully cut Godel off.

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Fred Nimzowi
Fred Nimzowi

@Gerrie van Boven why you bring this up here is beyond me and completely idiotic. So far so bad. Specially considering the previous one. I'm not a US citizen nore do I live in the US. I have the distance to have a non biased opinion, still a strong one based on facts , and facts only. I do agree, however, that Biden is too old for the job. Senile is going much much too far howevervand shows a complete lack of objectivity on your part.

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OriginMidwest
OriginMidwest

I would of liked to have heard from Godel how the U.S. Constitution would allow for a dictator...

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Attila Seyfullah
Attila Seyfullah

@Saaber Shoyeb pulling out is a good thing but it was a rout. Trump was pulling out of many areas in a much more balanced manner. Although as a Muslim, I am glad that Sharia is now law in Afghanistan.

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Attila Seyfullah
Attila Seyfullah

Democracy as a concept comes with it's optional self-destruct button. If you want to make sure that button is never pressed, you would have to commit undemocratic actions. In Turkey, what I mentioned was somewhat used to justify the 1960 coup that overthrew a democratically elected administration and manufactured a new democratic system. It was accepted as common narrative that a coup can be justified using the argument of the self-destruct button. Now it is believed to be unjustifiable. Which makes more sense. Wether you like the outcome or not, if you truly support democracy, you must allow the system to self-destruct democratically if the people wish to do so.

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Angel bass
Angel bass

Amazing story!

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Darduel
Darduel

I can't get over how good this video is.. I'm 3/4 into my Introduction to set theory course as a math major and I have watched this video before the semester and rewatched it now and it just explains so many advanced concepts (that aren't even in my course) so good it is incredible

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Accountability Partners Community
Accountability Partners Community

This is a great video because most people who aren't deep into math or studying at university never get these problems under their minds. These problems and issues with artificial intelligence programming in computer science are what initially led me into philosophy.

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;ن;
;ن;

But as a 14 yo, I think way too much of this that it s destroying me. It distracts me from my real life because of all the random deep thinking moments. Idk if that's a good thing 😕

Vor 4 Tage
Accountability Partners Community
Accountability Partners Community

@Jordan Eisenman I'd be interested in more details regarding your areas of interest.

Vor 8 Tage
Jordan Eisenman
Jordan Eisenman

And philosophy led me to math and data science. Weird how they wind together.

Vor 8 Tage
jameson44k
jameson44k

@Kevin Austin No and no, learn mathematics instead of armchair philosophy.

Vor 10 Tage
Accountability Partners Community
Accountability Partners Community

@Kevin Austin Do you think Mathematics is more like a science, more like a language, or more like a logical system? Do you think Mathematics is one thing or a plurality of things?

Vor 11 Tage
Paul M
Paul M

I'm glad I was an engineer. I learnt to use advanced mathematics to build things but I never had to worry about this stuff thank goodness. I think it's kept me sane.

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Rizki Pratama
Rizki Pratama

YKW‘s glad he‘s an engineer aswell..but Holland

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Amecha
Amecha

So basically... Can math prove itself? No. But math can prove that math can't prove itself.

Vor 7 Monate
shaddie D
shaddie D

@Happy 747 you

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shaddie D
shaddie D

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shaddie D
shaddie D

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shaddie D
shaddie D

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shaddie D
shaddie D

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Ethan Barel
Ethan Barel

This is the best video I have seen in a long time. You litterly blew my head so many times, the video is amazingly made and it is so interesting even for a teen like me who doesn't like school math too much and doesn't know math, school should teach us stuff like this because students will actually have interest in classes

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lukkemela
lukkemela

This stuff is usually taught in courses like real analysis, discrete math or logic in universities, unfortunately not with all these cool animations :(. The course itself doesn't have so many prerequisites so you could potentially teach it to whoever knows what a limit or an integral is, but it's so difficult to understand certain topics and theorems that if you tried to actually teach these things to every high school student 99% of them would stop paying attention. And you can't explain some concepts non rigorously because it would be a mess to understand correctly what is what. For example you can take the part where he talks about "countable sets". But what does "countable" actually mean? It could look obvious but it's not. If you don't explain it in a formal and rigorous way, you wouldn't understand why Q is countable but R is not. This one was probably the easiest part (since countable is still a concept that you could grasp without formalism), but that's pretty much it. I would recommend to find the beauty in things that you are currently studying. Ask questions to your teacher if you don't understand why something is like that, be curious. You will eventually reach this part of math and it will be great if you will still have this curiosity! Or you can go to YouTube channels like "the bright side of mathematics" (probably the best one that I found so far) and learn those topics right now. If you like the way he explains things and cool animations I highly suggest 3Blue1Brown, another great yt channel!

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ahall
ahall

Literally literally literally, you know? Literally, literally! xD

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Jayden Lupton
Jayden Lupton

I literally couldn’t agree more

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Vincent Lextrait
Vincent Lextrait

The lineage Cantor->Gödel->Turing has one additional ramification: Rice's Theorem (1951). Wikipedia does not do it justice, failing to give a layman explanation of it. It is a very important theorem which generalizes Turing's answer to the Halting Problem. It predicted why UML would fail, why code verification software is snake oil, why some programming languages, contrary to marketing will remain hopelessly slow... Very useful indeed. Ignoring it has wasted billions.

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Vincent Lextrait
Vincent Lextrait

@Sam ahahahah.

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Sam
Sam

Code verification is not snake oil, because they do not verify arbitrary powerful languages and programs but specific ones and they check certain properties. I would discuss this with an expert before making such claims. Theory and need in practice are not equivalent.

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Vincent Lextrait
Vincent Lextrait

@Jimin Park, cannot agree more with you. The extreme promises of code verification tools are the issue. The problem is already in the name.

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Jimin Park
Jimin Park

You're ignoring a key point: a program doesn't have to be perfect (complete) to be *useful* . Rust's lifetime analyser is an example; while it can't *always* prove that a Rust code is memory-safe (hence some theoretically safe codes will not compile without using unsafe blocks), it nevertheless can gaurantee, for some but useful cases, that such code don't contain a bug related to memory-safety. Even this incomplete code analysis tool turned out to be very useful and practical for removing a major class of bugs. It's similar for type systems, code verification tools, and description languages. Rice's theorem does tell that a perfect solution doesn't exist, but it doesn't tell at all that a useful solution does not exist.

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KINJAMOV
KINJAMOV

@Vincent Lextrait I guarantee that Google employees use sequence diagrams. Maybe they're not officially using all of the UML standards, but there's only so many ways to communicate software design. What's your alternative? Do you just draw simpler diagrams and say they're not UML?

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Marc Rover
Marc Rover

I have heard about Alan Turing or the "Turing Machine" at least 500 times in my life. And, this was the FIRST TIME anyone EVER mentioned how his life ended. The guy saves countless lives, and because he isn't attracted to females, they destroy him?

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Jhenoah
Jhenoah

Yeah, I was pretty neutral on gay rights, but this was a major window of reconsideration. It was a really big tragedy what happened to him.

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Guilherme
Guilherme

Britain in the 50s looks as barbarious as old civilizations.

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Karl
Karl

@Art Donovan About him yes, but even I've noticed that untill the last decade and a bit, any story involving him rather than focusing on his life, generally omitted the parts that this video and The Imitation Game handled well, I only really knew as early as I did as I was told by others in the LGBT communit. I've found most documentaries, even British ones from 15 years ago plus and still some YouTubers now, generally don't mention it unless they're LGBT them selves.

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Gabriel Is Ant
Gabriel Is Ant

@Rehak Mate whats wrong with you

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Marc Rover
Marc Rover

@Art Donovan Yep, never heard of his demise. But, I don't know why that's hard to believe. For, whilst he had a impact on a lot of things, he was pretty consistently a secondary figure. If you do research on WW2, Computers, Free Will, Transistors, or Code Breaking, Turing will definitely be mentioned, but it's not like his LIFE STORY is relevant to those topics. His contribution/education/background is mentioned, and that's basically it. His personal life isn't congruent with those topics.

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jfxl1977
jfxl1977

This was very enjoyable to watch! I wish everyone would find this sort of thinking invaluable and necessary to better understand ourselves and our world. Thank you for fostering critical thought!

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Tyler Jane Bronson
Tyler Jane Bronson

Seeing the game of life running inside the game of life gave me goosebumps. Had to pause for a minute to digest that. Just beautiful!

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Mary Ann Karlsson
Mary Ann Karlsson

@Henry 1 ppöppåäppäääp

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Mary Ann Karlsson
Mary Ann Karlsson

Åååå

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Damian Szajnowski
Damian Szajnowski

And it's all running inside a game of life!

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Prince David Bentabal
Prince David Bentabal

@asdfasdfasdf1 check fundy's minecraft video about that, that is possible now

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Di Nam
Di Nam

Wait until you see the game of life running inside the game of life running inside the game of life.

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BUTCH NEWS
BUTCH NEWS

That was good. I had the good fortune to live in a communal house with a math student doing his PhD. I decided it helped to be really weird and a bit crazy to be a math type. His PhD, he told me, was to be about mathematical applications to the forest industry, very useful where we live

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robert cruz
robert cruz

In retrospect, I just love how the loop was closed, or rather elevated in a loop synthesis. Math is a derivative of Philosophy via humanity's curiosity and inquisitive propensity, whose main aim is for the betterment of mankind and society. Then the imperfection of the derived evolved to achieve the aim of the source, furthered by the same inquisitive propensity by its recipients.

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Maddox
Maddox

Maths is just amazing, unlike what we learn in school/college as it’s not taught in a interesting way :|

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IGN Aletheia
IGN Aletheia

I remembered my Symbolic logic (Russellian logic to fuzzy logic and so on) course from college to my graduate degree. Damn I didn't know the philosophy of logic and philosophy of mathematics behind such course. It makes me want to tackle this areas even if I am not good at it. (Coming from someone who practice continental philosophy). Thank you for sharing this.

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IGN Aletheia
IGN Aletheia

Can you do please the Gettier problem, the problem of Criterion, the problem of moral luck, the problem of evil, the omnigod problem, the mind and body problem, the problem that we cannot know the external world but we only know our experience (Immanuel Kant's Noumenon and Phenomenon problem), determinism and freewill (although this has been solved by soft determinism but it still begs the questions that leads to the problem of criterion) these are the topics that are unanswerable in philosophy right now. I am not sure if some of them has been answered but when I taught these problems to my students they were always left hanging hahaha.

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Michael H
Michael H

Teacher: Your math is flawed. Student: No, math itself is flawed.

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Depending on how you define " flawed". Is a mirror not a mirror simply and only because it cannot reflect itself? It is axiomatic that a mirror cannot reflect itself. If axioms were not a priori they would not be axioms.

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RESURRECTION Gaming
RESURRECTION Gaming

Teacher: prove it

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Aaron Durham
Aaron Durham

@Baconstrip so you are saying it’s actually more complex than what math can actually determine therefore defies math? Interesting

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Baconstrip
Baconstrip

@Aaron Durham What? Reproduction doesn't defy math... All the atoms and energy used for reproduction are acquired from external sources, whether that be food, water, sunlight... 1+1=3 is an atrocious oversimplification of a much more complex phenomenon that exists well within the boundaries of math and physics as we know them.

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MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment
MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment

@minnowpanda > Maths seems to be an intrinsic co-emergent expression of lifes potential for semiotic expressions of mentality, one of universal nature's enabling meta-logical principles of being.

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Rab McNair
Rab McNair

This has become my favourite channel on Youtube, so thank you very much for uploading this great content. The fact it has 15M view at time of writing gives me hope for humankind.

Vor 26 Tage
Noname
Noname

I cant stop watching this. I actually wanted to sleep. Never ever would i read anything about mathematics, but damn Veri makes it so interesting and easy to understand that it makes me feel good to be able to understand University level of Mathematics.

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Paolo Castiglione
Paolo Castiglione

This video is truly a masterpiece. Great job!

Vor 22 Tage
Jack
Jack

"Alan Turing" was a great man but his death was unfair. He should have left the country because it did not deserve him. Imagine all the things he could have discovered, all the lives he could saved, all the things he could have done but he had to die of humiliation. All because some people thought that they had the right to meddle in other people's sexual preferences. I don't care what other people say about this opinion because any arguments that you give will mean you are undeserving of any device that came from his discovery and innovation.

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DoomMantia
DoomMantia

This is one of the best videos on this channel ever. My brain hurts a little, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Vor 8 Monate
jsalsy
jsalsy

Definitely more out there to give you headaches if you enjoy them

Vor 12 Tage
George Tsitsiani
George Tsitsiani

Took words right out of my mouth.

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Tako Au
Tako Au

I can’t imagine this 30-minutes video covers one of my major course about finite-state and Turing automatons in college. Natural language, primitive recursive functions and state machines are always my favourite topic!

Vor 15 Tage
DoomMantia
DoomMantia

@Peter Codner Way to be needlessly pedantic.

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

With what organ do you experience the "pain"(hurting) of your brain? Can a mirror reflect itself? It is axiomatic that it cannot.

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Tamas Elteto
Tamas Elteto

Hi Derek, As a Hungarian mathematician, I feel somewhat sad because of you missing to refer to Janos Bolyai as one founder of the hyperbolical geometry.  Though we know Gauss worked on the subject, he did not publish his results unlike Bolyai or Lobachevsky. Therefore,I would not deem him as significant contributor to hyperbolic geometry. By the way, the stoy where and how Bolyai worked on his theory and how he published it - in short, it became an Appendix (we Hungarian mathematicians respect this word) to a math book written by his father, for which he spent one year of his income - and what was the afterlife of the theory, how it reached the French Academy, would deserve a video on its own, I would say. Best regards, Tamas

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kisslas
kisslas

I'm not a mathematician, but this is exactly what I was about to say! Thanks for beating me to it (and putting it much better than I could have). Still an amazing video overall, though. :)

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Joseph Pruitt
Joseph Pruitt

You have been noticed Hungarian mathematician

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aegiswings
aegiswings

This was awesome! The hardest class I took as an undergrad at Harvard was a philosophy class (yes, philosophy) that basically covered all of this.

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Kiwi Connoisseur
Kiwi Connoisseur

I went to Harvard and took that class and it was easy af

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E Fun
E Fun

Yeah you went to Harvard, good for you

Vor 29 Tage
dkeithtag
dkeithtag

The beauty of it is that math prefectly represents its imperfections.

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dkeithtag
dkeithtag

The definition of ‘perfection’ is the colloquial one in this discussion. A problem without a tangible solution is perfect in that one’s understanding of the same agrees with the fact;; ergo, a good man knows his limitations.

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

You plainly have no idea what "perfect" means; it means finished or accomplished, not without flaw- whatever you take to be a flaw. First define your terms.

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

It may be that what the authors are struggling to convey can be boiled down to: A mirror cannot reflect itself-which is indeed axiomatic.

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Manos Kapritsos
Manos Kapritsos

For a deeper dive into the Foundational Quest of Mathematics, you can read the graphic novel "Logicomix". It tells the story from the perspective of Bertrand Russell and is very well written.

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Magnus Kramnik
Magnus Kramnik

Mathematicians: we must prove this equation Engineers: Eh, it's good enough, we'll just use it

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Magnus Kramnik
Magnus Kramnik

@NeoFrontier Technologies you're going on philosophical tangent

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NeoFrontier Technologies
NeoFrontier Technologies

You can not prove something which must be comprehended. You can not force comprehension. The individual must choose to comprehend. Life is choices - personality choices which effects intelligence and perception of reality.

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Syko Soldier
Syko Soldier

@Magnus Kramnik engineer learned from mistake, made a better bridge, and by doing so, found the better math equation that mathematician was trying to "validate", and now math guy wasted a whole bunch of time trying to prove something that you can just experimentally demonstrate is wrong? woah wait what? And now mathematician has new job... "validate" this new equation the engineer found, which, already works demonstrably well in practice. Yeah, well he decided to study math! I mean, we cant let him just.... like, just give him something to do man... feel sorry for him now.

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MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment
MLMI :: Michael Lucas Monterey Innovatainment

LOL!!! Reminds me of the history of Legacy schlockware AKA bloatware which made Gates & colleagues hyper-rich while addicting the rest of us to ever-more patches, upgrades, hacks, attacks, ransomware, botnets, cyber-war, etc.

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sharpfang
sharpfang

@AloysiusVo Of course you do. Unlike in mathematics, though, the proof consists of proper references to the handbook, the standard, and relevant legal documents.

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Samuel Luria
Samuel Luria

Read a book as a kid in the 80's called Gödel, Escher, Bach, and it really opened my eyes.

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Samuel De la Cruz
Samuel De la Cruz

Dr. Hofstadter is a real genius.

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Andrè L Immelman
Andrè L Immelman

Wow! Understood very little, but nevertheless appreciated the brilliance of the presentation! It seems to me that mathematics is all about finding patterns within numbers… if I’m correct, then I’m intrigued… what are some of the patterns hidden within the recesses of math? And are there any impressive examples?

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Charles Trudel
Charles Trudel

@SaiLens yup, you found it, and yup, stuff in nature obey this sequence. its not just random xD

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SaiLens
SaiLens

@Charles Trudel It's A Rough Guess, But Is It 13 Followed By 21?

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Andrè L Immelman
Andrè L Immelman

​@Charles Trudel Brilliant! Thank you!

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Charles Trudel
Charles Trudel

Fibunacci is one such example: 0+1+1+2+3+5+8+? I let you find what follow 8 here... thats one of the weirdest sequence of number ever.

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timyzfr6
timyzfr6

That just blew my mind! 🤯 literally speechless! You sir are a very gifted teacher and a brilliant mind

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

It certainly provokes a number of rather mindless clichés of the sort beloved of those that struggle with language.

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Evil Beanz13
Evil Beanz13

I nearly failed Grade 11 cause I got obsessed with a exponential list of number . That i just couldn't solve an equation for and thats what i worked on every day through every class after school . it consumed me . 🤣 i filled up a pile of note books trying to solve it . Eventually my physics teacher asked to see it and told me to give up cause its impossible to solve and predict.

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Arthur Barbosa Câmara
Arthur Barbosa Câmara

I'm a PhD in computer science. This is a full-on Discrete Mathematics intro course. This is amazing.

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Joe L
Joe L

What does you having a PhD in computer science have anything to do with this being an intro course to discrete maths? Also congratulations on completing your PhD

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Lil Yeet
Lil Yeet

You 'are' a PhD are you? I doubt it, you 'have' a PhD in lying

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Bryan-Amber Lemieux
Bryan-Amber Lemieux

Intro course? Lol more like PhD level

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J M
J M

how do you know when someone has a PhD? they'll tell you.

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hari ganguli
hari ganguli

I had a question if barber can't shave himself than why doesn't give his blade to the 2nd barber in that way they can shave eachother's beard without shaving their own beard by themselves. Explain me please.

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Anthony Moses
Anthony Moses

My only regret is that I can't like this video separately for each and every time I watch it. This is my 5th or 6th time watching it in its entirety and I'm sad I only get to like it once. Thank you so much for giving us such great content in an easy to understand format.

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firstname lastname
firstname lastname

Just coming back to this, it's the best video on youtube. Will probably watch a 3rd time in a few months. Legitimately a masterpiece of a video and very inspiring

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Paul Taborsky
Paul Taborsky

I"d just like to point out that 'there will always be true statements that cannot be proven' (one of the first sentences in the video) is not quite what the incompleteness theorem actually claims. What it says is that in every sufficiently complicated formal system, there exist undecidable arithmetical propositions. That is similar to the difference between saying 'There is somebody, whom nobody knows' and 'For each person, there is somebody whom they don't know'. Undecidability characterizes formal systems, not particular propositions. Also, Godel never claimed that such undecidable propositions are true. They may be true, but we could only know that if we knew that the formal system they belong to is consistent, and we may not know that.

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Peter Codner
Peter Codner

so "there will always be true statements that cannot be proven' ; so or therefore what? Of what syllogism does that form a premise? Is it not axiomatic that a mirror cannot reflect itself?

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Craig Gidney
Craig Gidney

Yes, one of the particularly mind bending things about a Godel sentence is that you can add the axiom that it is *false* to your formal system, and still get a consistent system. Normally people (e.g. Roger Penrose) consider it obvious that these statements are true, but you don't necessarily create problems if you take them to be false. Another way to phrase Godel's theorem would be... "there's always a remaining degree of freedom in your formal system; another statement or its negation that you can add as an axiom without causing inconsistencies".

Vor 19 Tage
Howard Anderson
Howard Anderson

Have given this lots of thought over the years. Godel's Incompleteness Theorem seem to imply that, in principle, you can't know everything... Somewhat disturbing to a mathematician. :-)

Vor Tag
Matthew Ao
Matthew Ao

Can we just appreciate how well animated and produced this video is? God, so much effort.

Vor 8 Monate
Ward Fadel
Ward Fadel

@Peter Codner just to tell her that incompleteness theory is agreed everywhere and it is a breakthrough and no way to compare it with the electricity video of this channel which oversimplified some aspects of the experiment although it was a nice one.

Vor 17 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

@Ward Fadel So, or therefore, what?

Vor 18 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Far simpler clearer and quicker to advance the axiom that a mirror cannot reflect itself.

Vor 18 Tage
John Wicked
John Wicked

@Fred Esch nice 👍

Vor 20 Tage
xodz
xodz

The chart scene looks lile Flash MX discontinued

Vor 22 Tage
John Ross
John Ross

Extremely well done and an excellent explanation of difficult material Poor Frege and Wittgenstein - lately they have been getting left out.

Vor 17 Tage
jonathan real
jonathan real

I come to this channel for answers and most of the time I leave with more questions and these questions get stuck in my head all day. They are the type of questions I could have never came across in my life and everything would have gone smoothly and I wouldn’t be having this headache yet I here I am.

Vor Monat
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Lucky you. Blessed are those that find themselves with more questions than answers although another put it as "Blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness."

Vor 18 Tage
Samuel Camilo Padilla Castro
Samuel Camilo Padilla Castro

This is such a beautiful idea. Literally makes me emotional

Vor 2 Tage
Alek Yaw
Alek Yaw

I wish I had you as a teacher in high school. Would’ve actually paid attention.

Vor 23 Tage
Kyriakos Mousias
Kyriakos Mousias

As a mathematician I haven't seen a more elegent presentation of these concepts,especially Godel's theorem. Amazing job thank you.

Vor 3 Monate
Aisha
Aisha

Any tips on becoming good at math as a high schooler?☹️

Vor Monat
william mabon
william mabon

@Dayton Robar What's naturally good? Opinions are endless.

Vor 2 Monate
Dayton Robar
Dayton Robar

Presentation is everything for people that are not naturally good at math.

Vor 2 Monate
Michael Salisbury
Michael Salisbury

This is the perfect medium for this stuff.

Vor 2 Monate
william mabon
william mabon

Godel like Cantor did not see that change is a subset of Infinity. Change allows for a contradiction to operate as a constant in a stream of logic that changes an identity within a mathematical extremity. This fact do not make math incomplete. It simply allow for the growth of change which is actually an expansion of a set's identity given that any contradiction must contain elements of identity to the set in question. Any contradiction is based on finding a counter or opposite identity with like elements thereby making the contradiction a mirror set or a set turned in the opposite direction. Example: the elements of the negative number set do not contain any positive numbers within it but positive numbers do exist. Both sets have like elements within a larger set of change. Each of these sets have an equal number of elements that oppose the direction of the other yet both sets share the identity of likeness of size and division of spatial order. Here we have an order creating a disorder of self. A contradiction or simply an expansion of its spatial self.

Vor 2 Monate
Joanna Hammond
Joanna Hammond

I remember going through all this at Uni studying Computer Science.

Vor Monat
OPscorpi0n
OPscorpi0n

This is an incredible watch, well done!

Vor Tag
steve ascension
steve ascension

I just learned why I hated maths so much at school, my teachers were so uninterested in maths. This guy is a brilliant maths teacher!

Vor Monat
Liv ._.
Liv ._.

If this was how school is taught, I would enjoy it so much more

Vor Monat
Mackinstyle
Mackinstyle

If you're a mathematician and you are labelled a "corrupter of the youth", you are doing something very right.

Vor 8 Monate
SOHAM _PAUL
SOHAM _PAUL

@Linus Fu H Hhhh ⭕ ⭕ নমস্কার

Vor 10 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

"Right" meaning likeable or desirable? Maybe but for whose purposes?

Vor 18 Tage
TheHortoman
TheHortoman

tell that to my uncle the pedo mathematician

Vor Monat
Shadow Knight
Shadow Knight

Hahah ya

Vor Monat
Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl

@Umar Ahmed Still doesn't make sense to me. Infinity for me is an abstract concept. If something is countable it is not infinite by nature. Infinity is that unreachable number to which no addition, multiplication by a number greater than 1 and subtraction can be performed unto. Or when it is the denominator, the result is a perfect 0. It's just an abstract mathematical limit. Once you reach it, everything is "frozen" or "locked" mathematically. Cantor proof is nonsense. And no Hilbert thought experiment doesn't work because you can't perform a subtraction to the last room once it's occupied. Infinity - 1 doesn't exist because infinity is disconnected from the countable series. So you can't reach it through infinite addition. Such a set {0,1,2,3.....infinity} cannot exist.

Vor Monat
James M
James M

One of the best YouTube videos ever. Wish I could have seen the extended cut!

Vor Monat
Skylark25
Skylark25

May I ask, what software do you use for creating infographics like this?

Vor 28 Tage
Dice Doomkid
Dice Doomkid

I love the concept and discussion of infinity.

Vor 26 Tage
Adrian Simper
Adrian Simper

An absolutely superb video, as always, but I have to take exception to the title. To describe something as flawed means you must start with a preconception of what something should be, and then find that it falls short against that preconception. To describe the flaw as fatal you must be assuming that the thing has a ‘purpose’ which its flaws prevent it carrying out. Surely we have learnt from Hilbert (and we learnt sooo much from Hilbert), and the experience you describe so well, that mathematics is just what it is. We can discover things about it, but if we have created preconceptions of what it should be like then that’s our problem - it doesn’t detract from the beauty. And if we have intentions of utility then that’s our problem as well (thank you, Hardy). Mathematics can never be flawed. But our preconceptions of what mathematics ‘should’ be often are.

Vor Monat
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

The term for which you may be struggling - and are spot on about preconceptions is "hidden premise." It is a preconception or assumption that borders on religion, which can be defined as any set of related unquestioned assumptions presumptions, preconceptions or norms.

Vor 18 Tage
E Fun
E Fun

The title is click bait, Veritasium jas a video on click bait you might wsnt to watch lol

Vor 29 Tage
Brandon M
Brandon M

Can you elaborate on who this Hardy is and what his contribution to the conversation was that you referenced here? I would be very curious to learn more.

Vor Monat
Peter Jerde
Peter Jerde

There was a brief moment while reading Hofstedter's *Gödel, Escher, Bach* where I felt I truly understood the concepts... This video brought me right back to that feeling! Very well written, presented, and produced! BRAVO!

Vor 8 Monate
Victorel Petrovich
Victorel Petrovich

@Leah C Checkout Babbage, and others, which were develloping computers regardless of Godel and their math plays. Turing was just one of the many who dabbled into computing.

Vor 2 Monate
Victorel Petrovich
Victorel Petrovich

@sdfsdgsdfsdf23423423 Yep. Glad I'm not alone judging along similar lines.

Vor 2 Monate
Victorel Petrovich
Victorel Petrovich

@Jonathon Meyer There would have been much more progress in math if Hilbert turned out to be right about all 3 questions. Computers would have been made anyway, don't worry. (read about Babbage and others).

Vor 2 Monate
Wassup Rocker
Wassup Rocker

same. exept for the card parts i didn't tried to understand because i remember i understood the puzzle already and do not need to do it again lol (heahach))

Vor 5 Monate
Leah C
Leah C

@sdfsdgsdfsdf23423423 You make some interesting points; can you elaborate further on your last statement about the technology world flowering in spite of Godel? This video made it seem like his studies inspired Turing and the development of computing systems.

Vor 8 Monate
Riccardo Nastasi
Riccardo Nastasi

I am not a scientist, but I'm a science enthusiast, and I've always thought about math and physics as closed, incomplete systems that couldn't fully explain everything. It would be like a goldfish trying to fully explain his water bowl while being inside of it. It would have only a partial visual of the bowl while only us humans watching from the outside could see the whole. At the same time physics seems unable to explain the universe since we are inside of it and we are limited by intrinsic factors such as the speed of light which creates edges of the visibile universe. Tell me what do you think!

Vor 19 Tage
Paul M
Paul M

That's a really interesting proposition Riccardo, one I have often thought about too. I also think that our physical brain is a limiting factor too.

Vor 12 Tage
Evan Watling
Evan Watling

@Peter Codner Whoah man no need to get semantic. A scientist is just one that participates in science. Science (As a verb) simply being a process of creating or applying information.

Vor 15 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Whose science of what? You use the words but have no idea what you mean by them or seek to convey when you use them. Surely anyone that has any direct immediate personal experience or knowledge of anything is a scientist is he not?The word science coming from the latin infinitive sciere to know, and its first person singular scio -I know, thus science is no more than a species of knowing or knowledge which can only be direct immediate personal experience, as in you know that you have a headache. If science be not knowledge of sorts, what the devil is it exactly?Self evidently all know ledge must be the knowledge of something in particular by someone in particular, or by " science" do you mean de jolly clever secrets of de jolly clever men in de white coats?

Vor 18 Tage
Zach Cushing-murray
Zach Cushing-murray

As someone who has studied both math and propositional logic at a high level (as well as some computer science), this video is truly a treat.

Vor 16 Tage
notfiveo
notfiveo

I’m relived. I now know why my math problems in school were seldom correct, they were unknowable….. (at least to me)🤣

Vor Monat
Brian H.
Brian H.

This was an amazingly interesting topic and that says something because I am terrible at mathematical concepts.

Vor 9 Tage
stephan Roche
stephan Roche

Ironic that Godel's death was the result of a self-referential paradox: he died in order to not die

Vor 8 Monate
Aayush Srivastava
Aayush Srivastava

😂😂

Vor 3 Monate
Niranjan
Niranjan

@Matthew N AMEN!

Vor 3 Monate
Shayer S. Utsho
Shayer S. Utsho

@TheUnspeakableHorror Yes. He used self-reference for the benefit of research, while the same self-reference brought about his demise - it's the starkest contrast there can be. It's an irony.

Vor 3 Monate
Zaraspe, Bong Jr. G
Zaraspe, Bong Jr. G

@Veritasium

Vor 4 Monate
Alan Sharpe
Alan Sharpe

Great, now I have to clean my brains off the ceiling.

Vor 5 Monate
Jaylicious Lobster
Jaylicious Lobster

wow - good one -- though it is difficult to grasp it all. I think about these things in relation to language and law - always incomplete! And the Turing ending always makes me sad.

Vor Tag
Anushka Jayalath
Anushka Jayalath

I wish I had all this knowledge on youtube available to me when I was a kid.... might have influenced me on a different path... who knows now

Vor Monat
Yogi McCaw
Yogi McCaw

Well, let's say that science endeavors to explain everything (the "theory of everything", the "one-inch equation" etc). This video suggests that you'll never get there, and not only that , you'll never know for sure whether or not you'll ever get there. BUT, you learn all kinds of things that transform your understanding of the existence, and therefore the Endeavor is totally worthwhile. Like that old adage, life is not about the destination (the destination, of course, is death), but about the journey (everything you experience along the way).

Vor Monat
Anonymus 321
Anonymus 321

This is such high quality content keep it up

Vor Monat
Lemon D
Lemon D

I don't know why but I love the idea of mathematicians gathered in a room yelling and hurling insults at one another

Vor 8 Monate
MrKotBonifacy
MrKotBonifacy

@Umar Ahmed Sigh... Yes, SOME of them, SOMETIMES, "once in a blue moon" might have crossed that treshold Also, a duel, although a very confontational act, is not "physical" one (at least not a duel conducted using firearms). "Risky", "harmful" and "deadly" - yes, by all means - but not "physical". Matter of "honour", "dignity" - but NOT a physical confrontation like in a drunken pub brawl. Anyway, the first post in this topic was about "mathematicians yelling and hurling insults at each other" (thus "getting emotional", but not "physical"). Others expressed their... doubt's, let's say - "why, scientists are the better breed - educated, cultural and all" - to which I replied "well, they're people too - they have emotions, they can turn nasty, or even spiteful" - and in fact they often do, as it is evident for anyone following "scientists' polemics". There's even that wonderful piece of a fiction story "How the World was Saved" - a "robots' fairy tale" from "The Cyberiad", a book by Polish writer S. Lem: _One day Trurl the constructor put together a machine that could create anything starting with n. When it was ready, he tried it out, ordering it to make needles, then nankeens and negligees, which it did, then nail the lot to narghiles filled with nepenthe (...). Only then did Trurl invite over his friend Klapaucius the constructor, and introduced him to the machine, praising its extraordinary skill at such length, that Klapaucius grew annoyed and inquired whether he too might not test the machine. "Be my guest," said Trurl. "But it has to start with n." "N?" said Klapaucius. "All right, let it make Nature." The machine whined, and in a trice Trurl's front yard was packed with naturalists. They argued, each publishing heavy volumes, which the others tore to pieces; in the distance one could see flaming pyres, on which martyrs to Nature were sizzling; there was thunder, and strange mushroom-shaped columns of smoke rose up; everyone talked at once, no one listened, and there were all sorts of memoranda, appeals, subpoenas and other documents, while off to the side sat a few old men, feverishly scribbling on scraps of paper. "Not bad, eh?" said Trurl with pride. "Nature to a T, admit it!" But Klapaucius wasn't satisfied. "What, that mob? Surely you're not going to tell me that's Nature?" Then give the machine something else," snapped Trurl. "Whatever you like." For a moment Klapaucius was at a loss for what to ask_ Unfortunately, that piece is a tad on a "lost in translation" side - you see, the original text was in Polish, and Polish term tor "natural science" is "nauka" (which could mean both "learning", "teaching" and "knowledge". Which had to be replaced, unfortunatelly, by that rather silly"natural" in translation - but that's not the biggest flaw here. In the original text after "Surely you're not going to tell me that's Nature?" came a line, from Klapaucius, "But the Science (= "Nature") is something completely different!" To which Trurls' reply was something like: "So, you have any better idea? [on what a science is]. Then tell that to the Machine, and it'll make/ create it gladly in no time flat". (Slavic languages are "pro-drop" and "null-subject" languages, as bot the pronoun and the subject of the sentence can be easilly deducted/ infered from the grammar of the sentence.) To which question/ challenge Klapaucius was lost. (= He didn't know what to say/ answer/ had no better idea whatsoever what "science" is supposed to be.) So anyway, because of the "plasticity" of Polish language (and other Slavic languages too), AND a highly "inventive" vocabulary of Lem his works are often next to impossible to translate info languages lacking a "proper grammar" - like, for instance, English). But I digress here... Cheers!

Vor Monat
Umar Ahmed
Umar Ahmed

@MrKotBonifacy minus getting physical?! Galois died in a duel at 21. And wasn't Pythagoras rumored to have killed someone for proving that there are irrational numbers?

Vor Monat
Luka
Luka

“Corrupter of youth” 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Grevoron
Grevoron

the mic drops could've been the hottest known to mankind

Vor 4 Monate
J K
J K

Oh Reginald.... I DISAGREE

Vor 4 Monate
Steven Homan
Steven Homan

Fascinating, I wrote poetry as a youngster, and eventually arrived at a similar solution to exactitude. The symbols I developed differed of course, but were extremely accurate in their logic and detail. A much older young man loved my poetry, and discouraged me as much as he could, as he could no longer read them. It was just another avenue of expression to me. Kids can be unbounded by formalism. I was.

Vor 28 Tage
Master-G Big
Master-G Big

It takes two different components to create a continuum, one physical, the other electrical. This way they work together in order to complete the one continuum.

Vor Monat
BG Games
BG Games

I was really studying Sets in my coaching and now realise everything taught to everyone is wrong, reality is not taught..

Vor 28 Tage
Lucas Cardoso
Lucas Cardoso

Dude, you're a freaking inspiration

Vor 26 Tage
mike johnston Bob
mike johnston Bob

Godel's friends: "No one's trying to kill you Godel" Godel: "You can't prove that!"

Vor 8 Monate
PimptasticNipple
PimptasticNipple

The irony that he was a living Godel's theorem. He died, so that he wouldn't die, but the statement 'he wouldn't die' is false as he did die. But he died because he didn't want to die. Damn.

Vor 3 Monate
Wesley Jones
Wesley Jones

lmao

Vor 3 Monate
Jean-Christophe Le Bayon
Jean-Christophe Le Bayon

@Lavabeard No, that would make him become his own wife

Vor 3 Monate
bradOZ
bradOZ

@Mooney Makes think he just stated a fact. The guy died from something else he would have said that too.

Vor 3 Monate
In my humble opinion, 12-TET is lame.
In my humble opinion, 12-TET is lame.

@Baalaaxa You cant expect anyone to live up with their standard, especially when they are in doubt.

Vor 3 Monate
William McBrine
William McBrine

This kept coming up in my suggestions, and at first I didn't watch it because I already read Godel, Escher, Bach 40 years ago. But anyway, every time I saw "Math has a fatal flaw", it made me think, "Space has a terible power".

Vor 27 Tage
Bruno Montanhez
Bruno Montanhez

"I don't like math" Veritassium showing that there is much more mathematics out what you call math, and that you actually like that.

Vor Monat
Justin Lowery
Justin Lowery

This video makes my brain hurt, and I am literally the closes thing you can get to proving that human brains are computers in and of themselves.

Vor 19 Tage
Jason McFall
Jason McFall

I have always loved science but despised math. I took to math fine, understand it easily, but find more annoyance from it than anything unless I am using it directly as a tool in my scientific works and learning. I also find myself to be philosophical in thought. Which is another reason I do not find pleasure in math. For I hate the idea of definate. That takes away the beauty of imagination. Which is the biggest angst I hold against math. It, in how I have been taught so far, is definite. Now, I started watching this video with an expectation of pain from the examples of maths claimed definity. But was amazed at what was shown. And of course thankful to learn of this. I never once expected math hating self to say this, but... that math was interesting, thought provoking, pleasurable. How very interesting. Wonderful.

Vor Monat
Dan G
Dan G

Me: *failing my math class* Veritasium: “they could be something like the twin prime conjecture” Me: go on...

Vor 8 Monate
Shambhav Gautam
Shambhav Gautam

@jorgepeterbarton What do you mean? That infinitesimals are being represented by other numbers? Actually, to prove 0.9999999 = 1, you need calculus. And limits aren't actual arithmetic operations. All that the 0.99999 = 1 proof shows is the limit of 0.9999999 is 1. It may be close but not 100%.

Vor 7 Monate
jorgepeterbarton
jorgepeterbarton

@Shambhav Gautam infinitessimals. No you can prove 0.000....1=0 easily enough, hence never actually writing the 1 after the infinite process of zeros is a really quick way to look at it An infinitessimal is simply unwritable its a problem. Imo they are still iffy though, perhaps 0.3333...=1/3 is missing an infinitessimal, but assuming it did equal a third then we could probably say 0.9999 does equal 1. Despite 0.9999... being 1-0.0000....1 and this being a proof it doesnt seem to actually apply as such if we subtacted zero all along. Well the proof is usually more like take 9/10 of that number, its 0.9, then bring up to 10/9 so its either 0.9999... or 1 same thing. Still cant help something arbitrary happening- if no i finitessimals are involved then maybe something can be made that DOES express one? Anyway infinitessimals exist and yet they use a different framework. I know some disagree with the recurring 9s as for me dont take my word fr it in the slightest, someone please correct me.

Vor 7 Monate
Joe Gallegos
Joe Gallegos

😂👌

Vor 8 Monate
Tony Suda
Tony Suda

@Poorvi Singh 😝🤪

Vor 8 Monate
Poorvi Singh
Poorvi Singh

@Tony Suda insane

Vor 8 Monate
Tyler
Tyler

What happens if you take an infinity that runs clock-wise and then put it up against another infinity running counter clock-wise. Then run more infinities clock-wise and counter clock-wise (every other one) until you get a perfect sphere of them?

Vor Monat
Tudor
Tudor

Amazing. They should give prizes for this caliber of videos.

Vor Monat
C M
C M

This has huge implications for A. I. and the concept of infallibility of science, technology

Vor Monat
Greg Hodges
Greg Hodges

Videos like this make me fall in love with math again... thanks 😊

Vor Monat
Gromek999
Gromek999

Masterpiece of a video

Vor 8 Monate
RottenFruit
RottenFruit

You really do be popping up in strange places.

Vor 2 Monate
Arihant Bhattacharjee
Arihant Bhattacharjee

@Dr. Michael J. Stefano jeez calm down with the caps

Vor 7 Monate
Arihant Bhattacharjee
Arihant Bhattacharjee

@P. Chakraborty he is just expressing what he thinks about a video, no need to be so critical

Vor 7 Monate
Arihant Bhattacharjee
Arihant Bhattacharjee

@THINK PATH Please Stop promoting your own channel in the comments

Vor 7 Monate
Air
Air

Hey its the robocraft man

Vor 7 Monate
checkwegg
checkwegg

great video. i think i have to watch this a few more times to understand as much as im able to.

Vor Monat
westganton
westganton

The Game of Life bit in this blew my mind open to the idea that every biological system is just a system of systems of systems, all the way down. Society is our attempt at organizing the next tier of life, and if we intend to be successful, we need to seek answers within our own microbiology. If cells are like individuals and tissues are like industries, what does that make DNA?

Vor 19 Tage
Mr TC Gill
Mr TC Gill

My mind is blown. I am experiencing a paradox of confusion and awe of beauty at the same time. Just wonderful.

Vor 24 Tage
Ahmed Gaafar
Ahmed Gaafar

great video indeed, and amazing subjects in all the videos.

Vor 6 Tage
jonasba276
jonasba276

As someone who majors in mathematics while minoring in computer science, this video is absolutely awesome. I've learned about a lot of these things in isolation, but this really connects them all.

Vor 8 Monate
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

@jonasba276 Nice etymology: Middle English (in the sense ‘stupid’): from Old French, from Latin nescius ‘ignorant’, from nescire ‘not know’. Other early senses included ‘coy, reserved’, giving rise to ‘fastidious, scrupulous’: this led both to the sense ‘fine, subtle’ (regarded by some as the ‘correct’ sense), and to the main current senses.

Vor 18 Tage
jonasba276
jonasba276

​@Peter Codner Damn you sound like a nice guy

Vor 18 Tage
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Apparently you decided to skip English , in the pure form of which there are no verbs to major or to minor and thus no gerunds thereof since they are adjectives. Of course there is nothing to prevent you from inventing your own exclusive-to-you language save perhaps that you will be its only speaker.

Vor 18 Tage
Joseph Shinn
Joseph Shinn

You like conflating. Well that sums up this whole video. Have fun!

Vor 8 Monate
Dad Can Too
Dad Can Too

I learned about this from the book, "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter, back when I was doing my Joint Honours Math and Computer Science degree.

Vor 8 Monate
Hyrum Leishman
Hyrum Leishman

I simple solution that stuck out to me from set theory on, would be to simply eliminate self reference. Instead of saying that there are no sets of sets, just say a set can't contain itself. (I am not an expert in this field, so please explain why if I am wrong)

Vor Monat
Hyrum Leishman
Hyrum Leishman

@Noel Lundström So my idea does exist! Thank you very much for explaining that to me.

Vor Monat
Noel Lundström
Noel Lundström

@Hyrum Leishman your idea is called the well foundedness axiom and it is an axiom of the modern formulation of set theory (Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms). It just wouldn't make a difference if you added it to naive set theory (the set theory where the set of all sets exists) since adding another axiom to an already broken theory wouldn't really change anything. A contradiction exists here already so adding another axiom won't really change anything.

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Hyrum Leishman
Hyrum Leishman

@Noel Lundström But does the set of all sets contain itself? Also, please explain why this doesn't solve the paradox, because I would really like to know if my idea wouldn't work.

Vor Monat
Noel Lundström
Noel Lundström

That doesn't eliminate the paradox, in naive set theory the set of all sets has to exist.

Vor Monat
Martin Marchev
Martin Marchev

There is another really weird infinity numbers property. That always blow me away - Galileo's paradox

Vor Monat
Alexandra Gouveia
Alexandra Gouveia

This is brilliantly explained! These problems are what got me interested in set thwory and the axiom of choice! I was lucky enough to run into these when I studied The Banach-Tarski paradox (an interesting topic for a video, if you have not covered it already)! This both shows the brilliance and power of humankind as well as its darkness and self-destruction. Two brilliant minds lost early from something preventable. Turing's case is particularly frustrating and ridiculous. The man literaly saved hia fellow countrymen lives as well as other countless lives. He shoukd be considered a hero, at least for Britain. But no, they drove him to kill himself over the most stupid thing ever, being gay. I don't care it was another time, shiw me where is the logic and humanity in that. How in the world is him being gay in his personal life the government's problem. It is not like he was indoctrinating children or somethin (even then he did not deserve it). Truth is we did not deserve Alan Turing. Britain certainly did not deserve him. And so many others have not had their stories told or their potencial shown. In his very short life he changed the world forever...imagine what he cluld have done if he had not died at the government's hands. And what Goedel could have further acomplished with proper mental health treatment. Deeply saddening.

Vor 28 Tage
Conrad Roberts
Conrad Roberts

Thanks for reminding me of both the dumbest and nerdiest joke I know: Q: What's an anagram of "Banach-Tarski"? A: Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski

Vor 4 Tage
kc
kc

@Lil Yeet theory?...sorry?.... spelling error w next to e...thorry...🙃

Vor 15 Tage
Dooplon
Dooplon

@Lil Yeet What?

Vor 25 Tage
Lil Yeet
Lil Yeet

Thwory

Vor 26 Tage
AMIT RANJAN
AMIT RANJAN

This was brain hurting, I had to go back and forth multiple time to understand things, but i am glad this exists.

Vor Monat
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Far simple quicker and clearer to pose the question: Can a mirror reflect itself? It is quite simply down that that all those convolutions boil. Nothing more.

Vor 18 Tage
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert

If there was an Oscar for YouTube videos, I have absolutely no doubt this would be nominated. Well done sir!

Vor 8 Monate
Gabriel Carvalho
Gabriel Carvalho

@Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert lol, here's my like sir

Vor 8 Monate
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert

@Gabriel Carvalho you can like it now :)

Vor 8 Monate
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert
Jean le Ronde d'Amelbert

@pottyputter05 I commented without much thought but I absolutely agree. Some (emphasis on some) of the content on YouTube is absolutely on par with Oscar nominated films, especially some of the lower budget ones

Vor 8 Monate
Simon B
Simon B

So we have the rewind or whatever it is but we don’t have YT oscars? Ricky we need you

Vor 8 Monate
Gabriel Carvalho
Gabriel Carvalho

I was going to like your comment, but it says 404...

Vor 8 Monate
n g
n g

So I’m here a person with a normal iq and I feel totally out of place in this comment section of total geniuses, hello from the other side my friends .

Vor 12 Stunden
Stiryu Alaghani
Stiryu Alaghani

May I ask something? If the g card is true without proof, isn't that means that it is an axiom? Futhermore, wouldn't any axioms be enough evidence that Mathematics is incomplete?

Vor 7 Tage
wilson3851
wilson3851

Bravo. A terrific presentation reminiscent of another ground breaking, terrific presentation of how we got to be where we are… James Burke’s “Connections.” Your analysis went micro and short time span… another proof of the “infinite in-between.”

Vor Monat
Peter Codner
Peter Codner

Is there a "we"? Who experiences it? If it cannot be directly immediately personally experienced, I put it to you that is -by definition, imaginary. Is it not axiomatic that all universals can only possibly be imaginary?

Vor 18 Tage
jianzhi meng
jianzhi meng

Wow, this video makes me realize how beautiful is mathematics

Vor Monat
Niklas
Niklas

This is basically my whole computer science studies in 34 minutes.

Vor 8 Monate
Zoran Matijević
Zoran Matijević

@Brandon puntin One of the first things general science methodology and logic professor explained to us.

Vor 7 Monate
kotzpenner
kotzpenner

@Al Sharairi set theory and all that is what I struggle with the most

Vor 8 Monate
Al Sharairi
Al Sharairi

@kotzpenner what math are you in rn? Just got my CS degree so maybe I can give some insight

Vor 8 Monate
kotzpenner
kotzpenner

Well, I'm studying CS and the math is hard af to the point of considering dropping out. (And it's only 2 courses out of 3 years) Like the whole video allover I was thinking "what's the point" like 80% of the time lol. And I studied that stuff for months and have another exam in 2 months again because I botched it the first time.

Vor 8 Monate
Subjekt
Subjekt

Ditto for my math degree

Vor 8 Monate
James Gant
James Gant

@8:00 The different size Infinities come from the inherent assumption that you can measure infinite space in many dimensions with a finite number of symbols. Even though you can parse the numbers infinitely in base ten that system crashes when it tries to measure transcendental and algebraic irrational numbers. The writing of number symbols in a line where the placement means something consistent in relationship to other digits was something new really. The placement is consistent which allows for algorithms that rely on relative position and arithmetic which can’t be done with number systems like Roman numerals which is an inconsistent system of numbering. Or a system which cannot have algorithms like long division or adding and subtracting that is the same for all quantity. Anyways the invention of the Indian Arabic number system was really monumental, but the resulting mathematics that we have in modern times is always glitching from the fundamental assumptions that infinities exist in many dimensions and that they can be represented by expansion of the same finite set of symbols. But if I say this is the number pi and then I write the symbol for pi that’s all there is to it. Similarly I can always make a new symbol for any number I come across which can’t be represented as a predictable pattern of digits. But this fatal flaw is really actually a good thing. No useful system of logic and measure etc is consistent and or has no paradoxes. There must be unprovable assumptions made, and in some cases we actually have make obviously false assumptions and then built the house on top of that foundation- like for example the assumption that we can represent all dimensions of numeration with a finite number of symbols and I Infinite parsing of the symbols. It’s similar to how a computer program can get stuck in endless loops etc. But if a mathematician tries to make a consistent system with no paradoxes it is entirely useless. And the fundamental flawedness of math is why it is useful because it can engineer master engineering while also at its limit point to that other level where some of the fundamental flaws or obvious inherent false assumptions were or can be thrown out. And from that level new problems can be solved or new tasks can be completed in the real world. This is why the ocd person really makes a bad engineer or scientist in reality…

Vor Monat
Aaviral
Aaviral

i cant even imagine how much maths he have to do to make these videos... my calculator would have been dead too

Vor 19 Tage
Andy Melendez
Andy Melendez

So interesting. Makes me wonder about probability/ determinism and reconciliation of opposites. Crazy huh?

Vor Monat
Leryan Burrey
Leryan Burrey

And at some point, someone knows so much math that they are at trial and error—which is a maths.

Vor Monat
Xavier Bergeron
Xavier Bergeron

Seeing the game of life being carried out in the game of life was a really impactful moment in this video

Vor 8 Monate
Mateus Ferreira
Mateus Ferreira

Yes

Vor 4 Monate
mohamed amine khadhraoui
mohamed amine khadhraoui

It was a really impactful moment of my life in general. Due to the music probably.

Vor 7 Monate
Richard Bloemenkamp
Richard Bloemenkamp

It is a bit a shame that everything in this video was already quite widely available on Youtube by other people, including Life-in-life. Veritasium adds a great presentation with extraordinary video and visuals. He could add a few more references to the people that made Life-in-life and other modern accomplishments and recognize a bit more that he is presenting other peoples work, but for the rest he is doing a great job.

Vor 8 Monate
funkadunkle
funkadunkle

@Da'Vion Archie this man's on to something....

Vor 8 Monate
Da'Vion Archie
Da'Vion Archie

It’s possible to make computers in minecraft. So we can assume it’s possible to run minecraft within minecraft

Vor 8 Monate
Daniel Palmer
Daniel Palmer

This is an excellent description and historical summary of Zermelo-Frankel set theory. Thanks!

Vor Monat
Stan Axl
Stan Axl

so here is my 120 theory, we change the representation of a "whole" from 100% to 120% it's not a new idea by any stretch of the imagination but it certainly makes more sense than 100%. Take it from me, a random guy on YouTube with an anime profile picture

Vor 2 Tage
Travis Loyd
Travis Loyd

When the new paradox was announced and the music began, one of the funniest moments online, well done. Very well done.

Vor Monat
Ken Ken
Ken Ken

Your explanation to Halting problem is on point. The visualisation is great.

Vor 29 Tage

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