The letters of the Hebrew alphabet have numeric values. Thus they say 'by number a way may be had for the investigation and understanding of everything possible to be known.' A modern equivalent of that statement would be, 'by number a way may be had for the control and manipulation of everyone that is known.' Think of credit scores, social security numbers, GPS tracking coordinates and the Matrix of the world wide web.
Shouldn't, we the people, who are supposed to be free, determine whether or not if we are to be controlled by numbers?