The Nine Billion Names of God

Arne Sommer — 20 minutes

In the short story The Nine Billion Names of God from 1953, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke had Tibetan monks hire a couple of Americans to compute the nine billion names of god for them. The task would have taken the monks 15,000 years to do by hand, according to Clarke, so they wanted to
have a go at contemporary modern technology to speed it up.

In this talk I'll have a go at the names. Sort of...

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