The mathematically minded mathematician may have once wondered whether or not math was real.
But with the advent of computer computers, we now have a much more accurate picture of the world at large, says Math.org’s Matt Kibbe.
Now we can see the world from the perspective of the people who created it.
In the case of mathematics, that perspective was the computer.
As we look at the universe today, and how we can use computers to learn more about the universe, Kibbels says the picture is different.
“The universe is now much more complex, much more multiverse,” he says.
“And mathematicians can do mathematics from the viewpoint of all the possible universes that are possible.
But that’s what the universe is.”
Kibba says it’s important to remember that mathematical truths can’t be known until we’ve had a chance to look at them.
He also suggests that people can start using mathematical terms more frequently.
“As we start to use math in everyday conversations, we can start to see it more clearly,” he said.
“We’ll start to get to understand the world better.”