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January 16, 2019

One of the things that it would certainly illustrate is that thought outstrips the number of atoms in the universe very quickly.

Apparently we’re used to dealing intelligently with astronomically large combinatoria. I calculate that we take in somewhere between 360 and 480 mb/second in our visual, auditory, and tactile senses (combined). We probably don’t examine almost all of it. but we do deal with it in some way.