Modern computers are based on the binary (base-2) system. Meaning, everything to a computer is a combination of 0’s and 1’s.
I predict that computers of the future will be radically different – they will be based on a ternary (base-3) system. However, this system will not consist of 0, 1, and 2 as you might suppose; instead it will consist of 0, 1, and that which is neither 0 nor 1.
I thought of this as I sat here typing on the computer, looking over there at the TV. The concepts of here and there are only possible because of the space in between: that which is neither here nor there.
One day I’ll probably be sorry I didn’t patent this or get it protected as intellectual property before I shared it with the world.