In classical physics, it is accepted that everything has already been determined since the Big Bang. To explore the future of our cosmos, physicists employ the language of classical mathematics and represent the universe’s initial conditions conditions by real numbers. “These numbers are characterized by an infinite number of decimals that follow the dot,” says professor Nicolas Gisin. There is a problem, however: given that our world is finite, how can it include numbers that are infinite and that feature an infinite amount of information?

To circumvent this paradox, professor Gisin suggests the use of a different language. “There is another mathematical language, called intuitionistic, which doesn’t believe in the existence of the infinite,” continues the Geneva physicist. Instead of real numbers containing an infinite number of decimals at a given moment, intuitionistic mathematics represents these numbers as a random process that takes place over time, one decimal after the other, so that at each given moment, there is only a finite number of decimals.

(Note: There is another difference between the two mathematical languages: the truth of propositions. In intuitionistic mathematics, a proposition is either true, false or indeterminate) (1)

A cosmos full of information.

A world governed by laws.

An infinite universe.

Filled with humans.

An empty cosmos.

A cosmos with no laws.

A finite cosmos.

Filled with death.

A cosmos void of any information…

A cosmos full of infinite wisdom…

Don’t be perplexed.

There is no answer to your questions.

And that is the answer.

Now move on.

Step by step.

Can you listen to Him walking?