UpdateMe! I solved my infinity antonym problem. Have you had an Ask question that solved itself years down the line? What happened?
posted by yellowbinder to MetaFilter-Related at 4:29 PM (84 comments total)
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A few years ago I asked this question
, looking for an antonym for an infinity symbol tattoo on my left forearm. Unfortunately what I was looking for didn't really play along with mathematical definitions of infinity. I was a bit down on infinity being a closed loop, with anything possible already being accounted for. I got a lot of technical answers which were fascinating and could be cool tattoos, but I wasn't comfortable with getting math-y thing I didn't understand fully.
I happened across the optical illusion of the Devil's Fork or Blivet
this week, and it struck me that I finally had it. If infinity accounts for everything is, has ever been, or could ever be, what is left but the impossible
? Looking back on the question now it seems that carmicha had it closest
by suggesting a mobius strip.
Anyway, I wanted to update folks because the question led to some neat concepts and debate, but the thread is over two years old. I thought I'd post here and see how other people's long ago questions ended up! What happened?