The Archimedes’ Constant (π)
Pi is something the majority of us know about because math taught us so but did you ever think about it beyond calculating the area of a circle?
Pi is an infinite and non-repeating decimal. That means that it consists of every possible combination of digits that will ever exist. Every birth certificate number, and every death certificate number, phone numbers of everyone that has ever existed is somewhere in there. That gives me goosebumps every time I think about it. But, it doesn’t stop there. Converted into ASCII, somewhere in those digits is the name of every person you’ve ever known and you’ll ever love. It contains the date, time, and manner of your death, the answers to all the great questions of the universe. Converted into a bitmap, in that infinite string of digits is a pixel-perfect representation of the first thing you ever saw on earth, and the last thing you’ll see before life leaves you. All those moments of your life, of everyone’s life, momentous and mundane will occur between those points. Carl Sagan’s novel, Contact shows us scientists unraveling enough of pi to find a hidden message from the creators of the human race allowing humans to access deeper levels of universal awareness. Egyptologists and followers of mysticism have been fascinated by pi for many centuries by the fact that one of the wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid at Giza seems to approximate pi. The vertical height of the pyramid has the same relationship to the perimeter of its base as the radius of a circle to its circumference. One of the most interesting and petrifying fact to notice is the first 144 digits of pi add up to 666, which is widely believed by many people and scholars to be the mark of the devil. Another detail to miss here might be the fact that 144 = (6+6) x (6+6). Pi and unraveling its secrets, has driven many people mad like the character of Max Cohen in Pi: Faith in Chaos. Funny to think that all the information that has ever existed or will ever exist, the DNA of every being in the universe is all contained in the ratio of the circumference and the diameter of a circle.