The Infinite Hotel Paradox
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 14 May 2018
The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it’s completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert’s paradox.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 14 May 2018.
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