Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's possible with today's technology.

Landon Stewart lstewart at superb.net
Wed May 18 20:07:32 UTC 2011

Lets say you had a file that was 1,000,000,000 characters consisting of
8,000,000,000bits.  What if instead of transferring that file through the
interwebs you transmitted a mathematical equation to tell a computer on the
other end how to *construct* that file.  First you'd feed the file into a
cruncher of some type to reduce the pattern of 8,000,000,000 bits into an
equation somehow.  Sure this would take time, I realize that.  The equation
would then be transmitted to the other computer where it would use its
mad-math-skillz to *figure out the answer* which would theoretically be the
same pattern of bits.  Thus the same file would emerge on the other end.

The real question here is how long would it take for a regular computer to
do this kind of math?

Just a weird idea I had.  If it's a good idea then please consider this
intellectual property.  LOL

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