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# Extent Of Coincidental Particle Movement Study

How long to draw a picture of a monkey writing Shakespeare?
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Basically try to answer: "Is it true what they say about that whole infinity thing?"

I have no idea how you'd do this, but if you could somehow trace the path of lot of subatomic particles and map them into a computer program, you'd do two things with them:

1) Find two separate particles that moved in the same path and "drew" a similar squiggle and see how long they did the same thing.

2- Over time, find if you get two particles that, through their random movement created something looking like an object. Any object, this would be random and compared to a datebase of all the objects in the universe. A daisy, a smiling face, whatever.

3- Make a timeline of how long it might take to draw something more advanced, like a monkey and how many particles might draw that monkey before breaking down into random squiggles.

4- Determine if anything cohesive might EVER be drawn at random or if the reset to chaos would never be overcome.

Kind of a study of infinity. Would probably need numbers way bigger than Googleplexes to get any useful results. Some future computer might even say "Working on it, doing three trillion calculations a nanosecond should have a reasonable answer for you in about one billion trillion googleplex years give or take a few. Would you like to watch some funny cat videos in the meantime?"

Something like this might have been suggested but I'd have no idea what to search for to see it it's been thought about or not.

Also, a fish powered toaster.

 — doctorremulac3, Apr 13 2023

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 It will never be completed due to finite nature of all atomic structures. Before the task is complete the entire universe and everything contained in it will end up as a steady state of zeros. Your mind may contemplate infinity but atoms, molecules, fundamental particles and energy won't be around for ever.

What happened to ideas about wind up toasters and fish exercise machines ie the important stuff?
 — xenzag, Apr 13 2023

 Okay, scratch that.

 How about a toaster powered by a fish aqua-treadmill?

It's a water loop that has a few hundred fish in it but there's bars every few feet that they can't swim past but water can flow through. You throw fish treats upstream and they swim to get to the front of the line but their snouts hit the bars. As they continue to swim the water is pushed so it circulates through the closed loop. A turbine at one point turns a generator that powers the toaster.
 — doctorremulac3, Apr 13 2023

That's more like the halfbakery I miss these days of ai debate and other over blown rubbish. Small ideas are beautiful.
 — xenzag, Apr 13 2023

100% absototalutely.
 — doctorremulac3, Apr 13 2023

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