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“When numbers are reduced to the simplest principles of 0 and 1, a wonderful order is apparent throughout.”

Zitat G. W. Leibniz

With this statement, Leibniz also manifests his own enthusiasm about the fact that he played an essential role in the discovery and development of the digital system: the relationship between 0 and 1 being fundamental for everything. Doubtless, this intelligent and likeable theoretician helped significantly in formulating the digital present with which we are confronted everywhere today and which accompanies our lives in so many different ways.

But, at the same time it is uncanny (see uncanny valley) when everything re-consolidates in pure dualism. For this is not at all new – good and bad, black and white, God and Satan, light and dark etc. In our culture at least, people (in this respect, we do not know much about animals) have always subjected everything to this simple order in which everything seems to fit. We have to grant Leibniz, however, that this dualism maybe quite obvious, but precisely because of, or despite of, this superficiality, it must be taken seriously. Ultimately, this has been formulated by the enlightenment, which is concerned with the two elements of subject and object. Admittedly, the enlightenment describes this as an essential contradiction from which a continuous process develops. However, this is similarly true for 0 and 1 because they merge in a certain way without ever losing their fundamental independence as 0 and 1.

What is surprising though is that in a time where the digital dimension penetrates all aspects of life and occupies all activities and even forms of thinking, there are still some people who strive to dissolve dualism. This duality obviously also includes the binary system of man and woman. In this context, it is also interesting that, in the duality of 0 and 1, hierarchy would be abolished – God and Satan would be equal, likewise good and bad, or man and woman.

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