Undeterred after three decades of looking, and with some assistance from a supercomputer, mathematicians have finally discovered a new example of a special integer called a Dedekind number.

“Resource requiring” and “hard to do” are kind of the same in math’s terms. Most unsolved math problems are either because we lack the resources, we lack observation (in case of phisics) or we lack both.

hat useful purpose does these Dedekind numbers have?
Nothing, just like when lasers were first discovered (now we use them for medical and tech purposes)

You can kind of use this as a benchmark for where we are computationally as a society. If you plot these achievements on a graph, maybe we can plot the trajectory of achievement and predict where we will be in 10 years…or something.

“Resource requiring” and “hard to do” are kind of the same in math’s terms. Most unsolved math problems are either because we lack the resources, we lack observation (in case of phisics) or we lack both.

hat useful purpose does these Dedekind numbers have? Nothing, just like when lasers were first discovered (now we use them for medical and tech purposes)

You can kind of use this as a benchmark for where we are computationally as a society. If you plot these achievements on a graph, maybe we can plot the trajectory of achievement and predict where we will be in 10 years…or something.