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Once again its that time of year.. the day 10/10 comes around. This year is a special year however, it is 10-10-2010 10/10/10!! so what to make of this significant date / time? Read on..
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Mathematics
101010 - (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten and is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything). Oddly enough, this is evenly divisible by the number of days in a week (7 (lucky)); and equally oddly, is also evenly divisible by the number 6 (which is generally designated as being unlucky). Both a Ying and Yang situation seem to be incorporated into this date.
10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)
(base ten): 10 x 10 = 100
(base two): 10 x 10 = 100
The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).
An interesting fact about October 2010: This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, all in 1 month. It only happens once in every 823 years.
NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory.
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Psychology
The number ten seems to give people that warm, fuzzy feeling:
“I won TEN thousand dollars!”
“I got TEN things done today.”
Then of course, there are the ever ubiquitous Top Ten lists. The top Top-Ten lists are (in no particular order):
Top Ten To Do, Top Ten Reasons, Top Ten Links/Websites, Top Ten Music/Songs, Top Ten Movies, Top Ten Headlines, Top Ten Jokes, Top Ten Mistakes, Late Show Top Ten, Top Ten Reviews/Lists.
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Historical
Even when taking into account the differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars:
Nothing significant appears to have happened a thousand years ago during the year 1010.
Nothing significant appears to have happened two thousand years ago during the year 10.
The Dark Ages spanned the 5th to 15th centuries (approximately 450 -1450).
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Singularity Summary
Most predictions and opinions concerning 10/10/10 are based on or are rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.
101010: There are three possible outcomes:
1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.
2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.
3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.
And now.. Once again, the famous tententen video:
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