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 technolgy to speed it up.
The premises are:
In this accepted talk for The Raku Conference in Riga in August of 2023, I'll have a go at the names. Sort of...