5 Inventions where Numbers Speak to People

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5 Inventions where Numbers Speak to PeopleCommunication is necessary to humans survival. Effective communication is essential. While the diversity of language around the world, enriches the human experience, it also creates, at times, a sense of separation and ultimately a potential for misunderstanding and conflict. The need for people to connect and understanding each other whether on an individual or collective level has brought visionary thinkers to invent language that could be understood universally. Naturally, numbers became the prime choice to create universal ways to help humans to relate to their peers and their environment.

Here is a list of 5 inventions where numbers speak to people.

1 – Telephone Numbering Plan

Whether it is for a search for people by area code, by country code or local numbers, telephone numbering plans have eased the way to find each other and better apprehend mass communication.

2 – Zip Code

Zip Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, is properly written in capital letters and was chosen to suggest that the mail travels more efficiently, and therefore more quickly, when senders use the code in the postal address. The basic format consists of five decimal numerical digits. An extended ZIP+4 code, introduced in the 1980s, includes the five digits of the ZIP code, a hyphen, and four more digits that determine a more specific location within a given ZIP code.

3 – Binary Code

A Binary Code is a way of representing text or computer processor instructions by the use of the binary number system’s two-binary digits 0 and 1. This is accomplished by assigning a bit string to each particular symbol or instruction. For example, a binary string of eight binary digits (bits) can represent any of 255 possible values and can therefore correspond to a variety of different symbols, letters or instructions.

4 – Numerology

Numerology is any study of the purported divine, mystical or other special relationship between a number and some coinciding observed (or perceived) events. It has many systems and traditions and beliefs. Numerology and numerological divination by systems such as isopsephy were popular among early mathematicians.There are no set definitions for the meaning of specific digits. Common interpretations include:

Individual; aggressor; self; leadership yang
Balance; union; receptive; partnership yin
Action; restlessness; life experience
Home/family; responsibility
Thought/consciousness; spirit
Highest level of changes

5 – Number Codes Games

This is a very easy code to solve! Each number stands for a letter.

1 stands for A
2 stands for B
3 stands for C
and so on.

So if I tell you the number is 10, you count ten letters into the alphabet:

“A B C D E F G H I J”, and you get a J.

To help solve this code a bit quicker, you can write out the whole alphabet, and then write out the numbers from 1 to 26 below each letter.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Now, whenever you see a number, you can either count that many letters, or look up the number and write down the letter above it.

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  1. Interesting stuff! Thanks for sharing.