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Compression schemes redux

1/26/2009 05:00 AM EST
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re: Compression schemes redux
Kevin_Neilson   2/3/2009 7:33:12 PM
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I think the author neglects the massive potential compression across time due to slowly-changing images, but regardless, compression of a million is possible in theory. Imagine the complexity in the human body which originates with a mere 12 billion bits in the DNA, the bulk of which are unimportant. A sufficient decompression engine could extrapolate the entire structure of any adult from the DNA alone. Or imagine this scene: "Ingrid Bergman leans against a maple tree trunk, one eye peering from beneath a wide-brimmed hat, waiting impatiently for her visitor." The decompression engine of my mind took those few bytes of information and rendered them into an image which might take megabytes to store on a DVD. There is no reason a CPU could not do the same, given a sufficient image library. In this case, almost any maple tree image suffices without a loss of information.

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