Numbers pervade our daily lives. There are telephone numbers and zip codes, driver's license numbers and social security numbers. Almost everyone believes that some numbers are luckier than others. In presenting the concept of 2050'S, try to connect the routines with numbers that have meanings to the ordinary people.
The birth of the numbers 2050'S Mystical numbers, with meaning that is interesting.
The German mathematician Hilbert had said “mathematics is a profound knowledge to be studied, the profoundness of mathematics is the source of its beauty”. The C19th mathematician Leopald Kronecker had said “God has created the natural numbers, the rest are masterpieces of mankind”. The numbering and mathematic systems that are taken for granted by the modern civilized man are in fact the essence of legacies resulting from our ancestors’ wisdom. This invention of the ancient time enables the man of the modern age to carry out calculation smoothly, mathematics and the human history have always been related in a significant sense. It is not difficult to find out that every day we are surrounded by various kinds of numbers in our daily lives. Starting from the ring of the alarm clock, numbers follow us just like the shadows. Why do certain numbers have alternative meanings to some people? To some people even a date such as a birthday is important, and actually different races in different parts of the world are astonished by the mystery behind some numbers, astonished by the inconceivable mystical power behind these numbers. Some interesting numbers with alternative meanings:
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> The coincidence of the numbers contained in the “911” incident
Next, let us get closer to these “mystical numbers” to unveil their mysteries.
The origin of “0”, the number of infinity
Shakespeare has said that zero is figureless, it is neither a negative nor a positive number. Zero is a wonderful number. Its intrinsic meaning is emptiness and nil while on the contrary it stands for things of all kinds. What looks like real but actually is nil; what looks like nil but in reality encompasses everything. All these are full of contradictions. Zero can act as a place holder in a decimal counting number system, and it can also be considered as a number in calculations carried out in our daily lives, as a center of orient, as a special element in algebra. Also it is also a collection of philosophical ideas which are similar but yet different, which are different yet similar. Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher in ancient China, has said “All things are born from Have, and Have was born from Have Not”, have not that does not exist to be the very existence of have not. In ancient India, when people used numbers from 1 to 9 to stand for numbers exceeding 10, they usually treated numbers up to 10 as a group and placed it on the left, while the rest of the balance was placed on the right. For example the number “12” in itself meant “10 grouped as a group”, “2 was listed as the balance”. If the balance “2” did not appear, then simply wrote “1” on the left while the right hand side was left blank. But a problem arose here, if the right hand side was left blank all the time, then how were “1” and “10” to be differentiated? Therefore, in ancient India, mathematicians simply added a small circle “0” to the right to represent “10”, this was the origin of the number “0”. When the ancient Indians learnt the infinite use of “0”, this finding was spread to Europe and then Asia by the Arabians. The invention of the symbol “0” was a major event in the development of mathematics, philosophy and the human culture, but what was more important was the concept behind “zero”. When one looks at zero there is nothing at all, but through it, we see the whole world. Zero is the abstract of abstracts, what the Buddhists called “The wonderful have of real nothingness”, “Nothingness is nowhere, while nothingness is there.” It is known that the great French poet Hugo had a famous saying of “When the infinite large appears, every number turns into zero.” In the course of the development of numbers by mankind, the circle “zero” did not stand for an end, but an entrance, just like when the philosopher Jason Netherton made an analogy of “The United States is a zero nation, we started from zero, from nothing and emptiness, this is America. We seek the beginning starting only from our own rationality and aspiration.” Zero includes everything, and is also included in it.
“4” is simply unlucky
To both Chinese and Japanese the number 4” represents bad luck. The Chinese and Japanese think that “4” sounds like “death”. In the course of the development of numbers by mankind, the circle “zero” did not represent an end, but an entrance. The pronunciation “death” sounds unlucky, therefore many buildings, vehicle license plates, roads, hospital room numbers avoid using “4”. But do you know that in ancient times “4” stood for good fortune. The school of mathematics developed by the father of ancient Greek mathematics Pythagoras frequently matched “4” with circles. In terms of number, “Four” itself is the number that can be used to create the most basic three dimensional solid or four dimensional thing. The Chinese also use “four” to make hidden analogy of “completeness”, therefore there are sayings of “building a home in the four seas”, “everybody within the four seas are brothers”. In China the four directions of “east, south, west and north” are in units of “4” as well, while the ancient Indian Ayurveda medical system was based on “fire, air, water and soil”, the 4 elements which made up the “world”.
Pondering over the numbers “911”
Firstly let us take a look at the co-incidence embodied in some of the numbers in the 911 incident that took place in the United States.
The 11th of September ― 9+1+1=11
The flight number of the plane which hit the north tower on the day of attack ― 11
The total number of passengers in the trial flight was 92 ― 9+2=11
The total number of passengers in the flight which who hit the south tower was 65 ― 6+5=11
The exterior of the Gemini tower was in the shape of 11
There are 11 alphabets in the full name of New York City
The day on which the attack took place was the 245th day of that year 2+5+4=11
The findings of so many co-incidences can only be explained by the author as “co-incidence”, this fact is really intriguous, or perhaps it was the matched seat for persons frantically obsessed with the mystery of numbers.
Is it really very unlucky on a Black Friday?
Many persons have heard that Black Friday stands for bad luck. Where does Black Friday come from? This sort of saying originated from the teaching of Christianity. According to which by chance there were 13 seats at the Last Supper when Judas betrayed Jesus, and the crucifiction of Jesus occurred on a Friday, since then any Friday which falls on the 13th is cursed and is unlucky.
The “Lucky Seven”
As early as in those days when the school of mathematics that championed the “light and darkness” of numbers headed by the father of ancient Greek mathematics Pythagoras, numbers were found to contain certain mysteries. Many things on earth are completed based on “7”. The bible said that god used “7” days to build the world. Why is 7 just lucky? This originated from a classical story. The saying went that in 1884-89 a professional baseball team performed very well. The team was named Chicago White Stockings, the pitcher John Clarkson hit a crucial homerun at the 7th inning during a match of the National League, after the match he told reporters during interviews that winning the game was due to pure co-incidence and sheer luck, simply a “Lucky Seven”, since then “Lucky Seven” stands for the “turnaround of fortune”.
Since the birth of the Euro in 2000, the whole of Europe has entered a new age, forming an unprecedented integrated market. Under the European Union system, economic, cultural, technological and commercial activities of every country will grow, we believe that soon it will not be difficult to find labels such as “made in Europe” or “made in the European Union” replacing the “made in France”, “made in Germany” or “made in Italy” labels of narrower sense.
The birth of the numbers 2050’S “2050'S” is a brand name of skin care products made up of a group of numbers. The manufacturer of 2050’S utilizes the differences between the European countries, superb products, technology, research & development, and ingredients to create the “unprecedented” new products, drawing on talents from different countries to research and develop a series of “sincere” quality beauty products — the 2050’S.
We shall analyze the breakdown of the numbers and view from the perspective of its true meaning. It so happens that 2+0+5+0 contains a basic complex number “2”, a prime number “5” and two magic numbers “0” which are neither a positive number nor a negative number. The sum of the four numbers also happens to be 7, which also means Lucky Seven, meaning that “2050’S” belongs to luckiness and those with good luck. Besides, as a matter of fact “2050’S” has two other meanings; firstly: the manufacturer’s ideology, the objective in producing this 2050’S brand is that it wishes every user of the product to have the complexion of a youngster of 20 years old even when the user has reached the age of 50. Therefore, the objective of “regaining the complexion of a 20 year old at the age of 50”generated the brand name of “2050’S”. Secondly, in view of the current trend towards the integration of Europe, due to differences in various cultures, it is only natural that a breakthrough in the language barrier simultaneously with the integration will be difficult to attain over the short term. Thus, what is the appropriate name for a brand in an integrated market where different languages are used, shall a German, French or English name be chosen as the appropriate name? We believe that readers appreciate that no matter whether an English, a French or German brand name is chosen, it will turn out to be a local brand name in the narrow sense, only when an Arabic “number” which is generally used on a global basis is chosen can the cultural and language barriers be broken and it becomes a “superb brand” that is easily memorable and read. Hence this leads to the birth of “2050’S”.