The mathematics of the coming century is going to look dramatically different. Real numbers will go the way of toaster fish; claims of infinite operations and limits will be recognized as the balder dash they often are; and finite, concrete, write-downable mathematics will enter centre stage. In this overview video, we look at some of the directions that mathematics will take, once the real number dream is abandoned. You can think of this as a bird's eye view of a lot of the rest of this video series. It is an exciting time. Mathematics has not had a proper revolution; surely it is long overdue!
Does mathematics make logical sense? No, it does not. Foundational issues have been finessed by modern mathematicians, and this series aims to turn things around. And it will have interesting things to say also about mathematics education---especially at the primary and high school level. The plan is to start right from the beginning, and to define all the really important concepts of basic mathematics without any waffling or appeals to authority. Roughly we discuss first arithmetic, then geometry, then algebra, then analysis, then set theory. This course is aimed for a general audience, interested in mathematics, or willing to learn.