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How To Count Past Infinity

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Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockApr 23 2016, 17:20 UTC
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Tony Gao Photography/Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Can you count beyond infinity? Or was Buzz Lightyear’s snappy quote nothing more than a catchphrase?

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Well, that depends on the type of infinity – yes, more than one type exists. It’s a lot to get your brain around, but this video from Vsauce explains some of the intricacies of the concept, as well as a way that it’s technically possible to count past infinity.  

You may need a few seconds every so often to pause and let your brain cool off, but be patient – this stuff gets pretty epic towards the end.

Main image credit: Tony Gao Photography/Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

  • video,

  • mathematics,

  • numbers,

  • infinity

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