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idiot why not just add it to itself

>tfw I know what OP is trying to get at and have tried to talk to him about it but hes just another schizoposter and won't converse even if you're giving him validation

funny thing is the post I'm replying to actually helps explain it. By explaining that you can only add something between 1 and [highest integer yet] to get [higher integer], you prove that you can only count finite integers in finite time

which might seem obvious, because it is, and while OP is correct, this fact is basically useless and irrelevant. We live in a world with large enough numbers that we can observe patterns that continue into infinity, we can do science on the nature of infinity, without actually truly representing it. Because of this, OP's whole point is true, but only useful in a smaller universe. In fact it is useful in computers, where you have limited memory. Again though, it isn't any major realization, it actually is pretty obvious.