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Pip Jones
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https://libraryofbabel.info/

This is one of the most intriguing things I've seen in years. A programmer has actually implemented the near-impossible library from Borges’ “The Library of Babel” - which contains every possible sentence, every possible word, every possible book - written in the English alphabet. In the story the librarians go insane trying to purge the vast majority of gibberish text, but in amongst the unimaginably large corpus there's some mind bending curiosities. 

Like - it will somewhere contain the actual story of your birth, your life and your future. It will also contain countless variations which are not true. It will contain explanations of things we haven't figured out nor written down yet.

I found a book which has just my name on one page, nothing else - creepy! But then exploring further I found there are also 10^29 other pages with just my name on them!

Of course the books don't actually exist - they would be impossible to store. This programmer has worked out a way to calculate the books' content on demand, but the theoretical outcome is the same.

I can't stop thinking about the amazing, almost ungraspable consequences of having such a truly ultimate yet useless resource.

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Research Blog: Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks

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Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic. 

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Best first animal selfie evar!
A monkey took a selfie. And he owns the rights to it.

http://wrd.cm/V59Phg
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