An idea for infinite compression

What if all data that we have, could be characterized by alphanumerical characters? What if a data scheme was created that allowed for large data compression.

The library of babel is all of the possible combinations of 24 characters, with 3200 characters on each page, with 410 pages in each book, and about 10^4677 book.

We can search through this book and find every single possible combination of those 24 characters. If we needed to save a paragraph of information, why not just store the location of the paragraph in that book?

The issue with this becomes that the “address” of where the information is stored is usually longer than the data that it contained. How could we try to use this type of data scheme in conjunction with a blockchain to store massive amounts of data?

What is the size of all these pages in the universe? Give it a try:


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