0 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 is obviously transmitting information/a message. I believe that the act of counting is a result of a misinterpretation of the message. 0 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 is information/pure thought. In our misunderstanding we tried to connect it with actual physical objects. Counting has projected the illusion of separately existing objects (the wave function [everything occurs all at once] is the more fundamental perspective). From this point the manipulation of physical reality became possible. We can see the consequences of technology in the collapse of life-sustaining capabilities within the natural world. It would make sense for the misuse of such a powerful model (regarding the most fundamental workings of reality) would result in such catastrophic consequences.
I submit that the simplest model of the evolutionary process is the number system. Each number is based upon the previous (a series) but yet is an independently operating entity. This is completely obvious to me but I feel the simplicity, as well as our deeply ingrained misallocated use case, makes it hard for some people to see it as such.
Accompanying this misinterpretation of the system as a whole is the misunderstanding/inaccurate definition of 0. Zero is not a lack of something else (how is that even possible?) or a void; it is pure potential, which is the exact opposite of a void or a lack. 0 represents the Absolute/the source, from which the relative arises. It is the place holder for all that is manifest, like a page is the place holder for a story written on it. In this sense 0 is not a part of the realm of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, nor should it be included within the set.
If one can accept, if even for a short time, that the series 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, is the simplest model/representation of evolution (esp. of consciousness), then what can we glean from the information provided?
Well it appears as though there is diversity to a point, but eventually it develops into infinite redundancy. If we assign this model to the evolution (adventure) of consciousness and apply it to where humanity is today, perhaps the validity and predictive power of this model can be recognized.
Human consciousness has attained the highest level of Self-Awareness within the known universe. So where might human consciousness be in regards to the model? At the “9” level something important happens. The series completes and if made to continue it develops into a new iteration. But this new iteration is in fact a redundancy of the previous series. I submit that the redundancy - the 10 - began with the advent of symbol.
The first cave painting is a redundancy. It is the recording of an event that has occurred in the physical realm, which will be replayed when the symbol will interact with consciousness again. The level to which this redundancy has reached within present human consciousness is glaringly obvious. We direct as much or more attention to recording and rewatching physical experience as we do to the physical experiences themselves.
When consciousness became Self-aware (the completion of 9/the advent of human consciousness), this is the point where it could return back to Source (0) or continue on (10,11,12…). Returning to Source is Enlightenment/Liberation from this cycle (Samsara) and continuing on is what is presently occurring to consciousness that takes itself to be human.
I feel that this model is predicting the extinction of humanity and it’s transition into the new iteration, which is a digital-based redundant/fractal realm of our past physical experiences. Are we not completely addicted to the screen and all that thought creates in this realm (technology)?
Suffice to say that to carry on in this manner is to simply create more of the same. We can already see that the type of suffering experienced by humanity is shifting from physical to psychological. That is, the amount of suffering is consistent but the type has changed. As a species we experience far less physical discomfort than animals in nature, but massive amounts of psychological suffering. If the single fundamental cause of suffering (the misinterpretation of the content of consciousness [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9] as fundamental reality, instead of realizing stillness  as fundamental) then the cycle of Samsara will continue.
I don’t know how this would be possible (via brainwave frequencies?) but if the state of pure consciousness (thought free Awareness) could be quantified and transmitted into the digital realm… i feel this would be addressing, somehow, the fundamental cause of suffering. If we continue on without addressing this fundamental issue, we will create quantity while sacrificing quality. I know Ben means well but if his project is not grounded in that which does not change (0/thought free Awareness) the only thing succeeded will be the continuation of Samsara.