YOU are given a MODERN MID-RANGE GAMING LAPTOP and ONE DAY before you are sent back in time to the year of your choosing.

YOUR TASK: pick a year and choose a goal that you intend to achieve. Explain how you will use your resources to achieve this goal.

EXAMPLE: I am going to 2009 and my goal is to spend Satoshi Nakamoto's 50 bitcoins. I use my superior graphics card to perform a 51% attack on the young bitcoin network and send the money to me 😎

Want a challenge?

You are sent back to 1989.
Prove you have the compute power to the world, while minimizing the risk of getting your machine stolen.


@SuricrasiaOnline Step 1: Teletext integration
Step 2: Hide the machine
Step 3: Break encryption using modern techniques
Step 4: Hold world's secrets to dead-hand ransom
Step 5: Just plain buy the world

...what was I trying to do again?

@CoronaCoreanici I was thinking a proof that you have the compute power could be releasing a string that MD2-sums to a very small number, but people would probably take this to imply that MD2 is broken

@SuricrasiaOnline Hence why you break *all* the contemporary encryption regimes! Either they're all broken (they are) or you really do have the compute power, or both.

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