What about Date 10/10/10 - The 6 Year Anniversary - Special Meaning - An Archive
Welcome to the Archive of the Sunday, October 10, 2010 aka 10.10.10 Adventure
This is a living archive of pre Day 10-10-10 and Day 10-10-10. The original article, statistics, and comments follow. The metaphysics experiment continues. What is the meaning of 10-10-10?
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This article provides a synopsis of the possible implications of the 10/10/10 date singularity, and of the number ten; followed by a quick metaphysics experiment. It is for people interested in the numbers aspect of this unusual date. And it is for people with birthdays and anniversaries on 10/10/xxxx.
101010 (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten). Oddly enough, this is evenly divisible by the number of days in a week (7 (lucky)); and equally oddly, is also evenly divisible by the number 6 (which is generally designated as being unlucky). Both a Ying and Yang situation seem to be incorporated into this date.
10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)
(base ten): 10 x 10 = 100
(base two): 10 x 10 = 100
The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).
NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory.
The number ten seems to give people that warm, fuzzy feeling:
“I won TEN thousand dollars!”
“I got TEN things done today.”
Then of course, there are the ever ubiquitous Top Ten lists. The top Top-Ten lists are (in no particular order):
- Top 10 To Do
- Top 10 Reasons
- Top 10 Jokes
- Top 10 Links/Websites
- Top 10 Music/Songs
- Top 10 Movies
- Top 10 Headlines
- Top 10 Mistakes
- Late Show Top 10
- Top 10 Reviews/Lists.
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Historical
Even when taking into account the differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars:
- Nothing significant appears to have happened a thousand years ago during the year 1010.
- Nothing significant appears to have happened two thousand years ago during the year 10.
The Dark Ages spanned the 5th to 15th centuries (approximately 450 -1450).
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Singularity Summary
Most predictions and opinions concerning 10/10/10 are based on or are rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.
10-10-10: There are three possible outcomes:
1. Something good happens — There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.
2. Nothing happens — This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doe not mean something will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.
3. Something bad happens — There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Survey One:
What do you believe will happen on 10/10/10?
- 37% Something good will happen on a global scale.
- 57% Nothing will happen (just another day in the neighborhood).
- 6% Something bad will happen on a global scale.
This poll is now closed to voting.
This Poll Is Still Open
The experiment continues...
10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: The Metaphysics Experiment: Survey Two:
Do you feel lucky today?See results without voting
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Day 10.10.10 Updates
Welcome to Day 10/10/10!
Here are the Survey One results as of 1:10 AM U.S EDT:
The Good: 45%
The Neutral: 47%
The Ugly: 9%
It has been decided, for no particular reason, to leave this poll online and active indefinitely.
The Survey Two results have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 1:10 AM U.S. EDT, the percentages are now 69:31.
Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 AM U.S EDT:
The Good: 43%
The Neutral: 49%
The Ugly: 7%
Nothing untoward has been reported in the media.
The Survey Two results (6091 votes) have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 10:10 AM U.S EDT, the percentages have dropped again and are now 67:33.
Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 AM U.S PDT:
The Good: 41%
The Neutral: 52%
The Ugly: 7%
There are California media reports of flying saucers over the cities of… No, just kidding.
The Survey Two results (7437 votes) have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 10:10 AM U.S PDT, the percentages have dropped yet again and are now 65:35.
Here are the Survey One results as of 5:10 PM U.S EDT:
The Good: 40%
The Neutral: 54%
The Ugly: 6%
No untoward media reports. The neutral category continues to increase as expected. It does, however, look like the hospitals are going to be very busy 9 months from now… (The weddings frenzy continues…)
The Survey Two results (8932 votes) are now 63:37.
Here are the Survey One results as of 5:10 PM U.S PDT:
The Good: 39%
The Neutral: 55%
The Ugly: 6%
The Survey Two results (9606 votes) are now 62:38.
Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 PM U.S EDT:
The Good: 38%
The Neutral: 56%
The Ugly: 6%
The Survey Two results (10,035 votes) are now 61:39.
This concludes today’s updates. We will see what the remainder of the day brings…
Here are the Results for Post 10/10/10:
The Good: 37%
The Neutral: 57%
The Ugly: 6%
Survey one remains open as a control.
The experiment continues. Survey two will remain open and alive and well, as will the comments section.
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