How did the concept of zero arise? What is decimal and where did it come from? And why was it so influential in forming political frameworks?
In his entertaining talk, Bryan Winters takes us on a journey through history, from the earliest counting systems to modern computers, and explains how numbers have influenced and shaped society throughout the world's civiliations.
An internationally published author, Bryan Winters survived several Information Technology revolutions during his thirty years in the computing industry around the world.
With experience ranging from the once largest company on the planet to being self-employed, he is fascinated by the impact of the digital age and computers on society.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx