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Comment Nothingness in Space (Score 3, Interesting) 984

One thing I find interesting is defining nothingness in terms of Space.

Okay, so you go into Space, and you find that it's nearly a perfect vacuum, but there's still quite a few particles up there. Deep Space? Even then, still a number of atoms per cubic metre.

So what about the gaps inbetween these atoms - where there are no atoms, no photons, absolutely no 'things' whatsoever?

Well, there still is something there - you've got a region into which you can put other things. It's a bit like a box. Even though that region does not contain anything, it has the capability to contain things.

Now imagine a region which does not have this capability; a region into which no 'things' can be placed. Now we define that is nothing. That is what lies outside the Universe.

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".