The diffrance between infinity and forever.

So before we get started, here are some techniques I use to get pesky songs out of my head.

Technique number one: Song mutation, if a song gets stuck in my head I like to change the words till it’s a different song. Basically, I’m writing parodies like Weir Al Yankavich. They don’t have to be clever or great, just change the lyrics a little so they don’t keep playing in your head over and over. The new song becomes the anti-song and they cancel each other out.

Some examples:

On the road again. ——> On the commode again.

In your head
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie, ei, ei
What’s in your head?
In your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do do do do do do do do

In your head
In your head
This song gets stuck in,
stuck in your head!
In your head
This song gets stuck in, in your head do do do do do do do do

Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
I’ve been feeling it since 1966, now
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still

Ooh woo, I’m a sith lord just for kicks, now
killed the Jedi with order 66, now
They’re all dead now but I hate them still…

The second method involves a safe song. A song you can listen to so that you do not normally get stuck in your head. Mine is Witch Doctor by David Seville.

When I get a song really stuck in my head I use the lyrics of Witch Doctor to push it out of my mind. Then I can easily let go of the of the Witch Docter lyrics.

I could go on and on but I figure that that’s enough of that for now. So what is infinity? What is forever? And how are these two concepts similar but distinct? I’m glad you asked! I’ve been working on an explanation for just that.

I’ve been writing about infinity a lot. Mostly because I’ve been thinking about infinity a lot. I’ve determined that infinity is not a number. That infinity is a set that contains every possible number, and every instance of every possible number, and all non-istances of every possible number. So infinity contains one, yes of course it does, but there are infinite numbers of ones in infinity. There are also an infinite number of two’s, and so forth. And for every instance of those numbers from one to infinity, there is an infinite number of zeros. Or rather places where that number is not.

Confused? Think of it this way. When we consider the humble hydrogen atom the simplest and most abundant in the universe. Almost all mater in the universe is hydrogen with a small amount reserved for other elements, and materials, but for every hydrogen atom that exists there is much more space where hydrogen atom’s don’t exist.

Now let’s follow the logic, if there is indeed an infinite amount of stuff in the universe then there are an infinite amount of hydrogen atoms in the infinite plane. Hence if we consider hydrogen the quintessential number one. Every hydrogen atom is an instance of one. If we apply this then to the entire periodic table we see that every element is infinite.

But here is where out element analogy breaks down or does it? There can’t be an infinite number of elements. Simply put the more electrons and neutrons an element has the more unstable it becomes. There will never be an infinite element. Or so it is my understanding.

But the system is not broken, it’s in the details and as I stated every possible number. If a number isn’t possible it’s not part of the set, even if that number is short of infinity.

So then what is forever? Forever is a group of numbers that have a rate of change and will continue to grow/shrink at said rate until the rate changes. Realy we could dub this group of numbers the Forever Continuum, but it’s more important that we recognize the group as a whole.

Like many people, I was indoctrinated into the concept of forever/infinity by A simple math algorithm. Think of the largest number you can think of and add one, and then add one to the new number, and so on. Effectively our rate of change should be 1/every time we add 1. A strange unit of measurement to be sure, but theoretically, I could add one a thousand times in a day, wait fifty years and then add one again. The intervals of time are irregular and the system only changes when I or you make the choice to change it.

This is a dynamic example of forever. One where the rate can fluctuate. Ethier time or the amount of change can be adjusted.

A static example would be light. Photons birthed by the conversion of energy into heat travel outwards into space at a constant amount of distance over a set amount of time. Change the time, change the distance traveled, and vise versa. You can alter the path of the light and make it seem like it’s slowing but in reality, it still moving at the same rate.

We know lite is not infinite because it dose not exist at every point in it’s trajectory only in at the place the partial of light is traveling. If space were to be completely empty save for one light partial it would be a journey without end. Traveling along its lonely path unwavering, it is the very definition of forever. Each moment of its resistance it adds a little more to the distance it has traveled. This distance is a ever growing number getting bigger and bigger. At a rate we can hardly conceive. It stretches to infinity but it will never reach it.

Yes lite will travel forever, until something changes. It gets sucked into a black hole, it reaches the edge of the universe, the universe simply runs out of time.

In short infinity is the destination, forever is the journey that will never get there.

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