Exploring: If computation is transforming information, such as by multiplying numbers together, or dividing, we are having one act upon the other. The same is true of persons conversing, only humans are much more complex “numbers” if that term applies. Complex numbers are real numbers combined with imaginary numbers; it seems that people are real plus imagination, so it tends to fit. Conversations are people transforming people; more accurately, conversations transform people.
So computation and conversation are ways of transforming. Numbers, people, futures?