What does zero mean to you? Do you think it’s just “nothing”? But have you ever wondered what our world would look like if you took away zero just for a day? Btw, you might be surprised to learn that zero hasn’t been around forever. Yes, we used to live in a world without it! It was invented in India during the 5th century.
But why did it take humanity so long to understand something as basic as “zero”? You can see those 3 birds perched on a tree branch or those 2 bees flying around your 1 can of soda. But zero? The absence of something? You never see it, never think about it because it’s not there… .