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My current work has been focusing on binary systems. A binary system is any system that allows only two choices. Binary systems have been known to exist in ancient times, and binary numbers can be traced back to Vedic literatures, written in the first language of mankind, Sanskrit, around the 4th Century. Around the 17th Century Gottfried Leibniz derived a system of logic for verbal statements that would be completely represented in a mathematical code. With the help of George Boole, Boolean logic was developed, using the on/off system of zeros and ones for basic algebraic calculations. All computer language is based in the binary system of logic.
Binary systems predating Leibniz also exist. The binary system of the I Ching dates from around the 9th Century BC. The bagua are diagrams used in feng shui, Taoist cosmology and I Ching. The ba gua consists of trigrams. Each figure combines three lines that are either broken (yin) or unbroken (yang). The binary system of the I Ching is based on the duality of yin and yang. Leibniz interpreted the hexagrams as evidence of binary calculus, and evidence of Chinese accomplishments in philosophical mathematics.
I Ching hexagram, T’ai formed by the two Trigrams: Earth over Heaven.

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