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The general feeling is that creativity is hard, and even exponentially hard. When people try to do things creatively they feel like they aren't doing that much better than trying all possibilities and rejecting the ones that don't work.

If someone proved P=NP then unless we're mistaken about how hard we have to work to think creatively, it's likely that computers will end up being better than us at it, using this algorithm that I suspect would be difficult to backport to our brains. :)

Then again, it's possible that skilled practitioners of any creative field have stumbled across this polynomial time algorithm and don't know it, but that seems unlikely.




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