Not necessarily if you know Calculus, you can rewrite it with limits. Think of it as homing in on our target. To answer the survival question, I believe that the "5th Dimension" is an actual function in the space time continuum that connects with all parallel universes. What that function is, that is the one level we are on par with the other universe.
The nice thing with finding an undiscovered algorithm is that you are able to go outside the box.
That is the question Chingy...but if theory is correct in terms that all the matter in the world cannot fill up the entire void of inifinity, then we cannot input this on physical surface. We can only graph it abstractly.
The question is how to make this abstract idea into a virtual universe for "computers". The closest we have come to that is the internet.