Freefall 2060

When robot factories go to war

Let's try this from another angle. What is the least number of words that can be considered an original work?
Searching. Shortest story is credited to Hemingway. Six words.
Hmm. If we use the first 10,000 most common words…
1×1024 combinations. Use a lookup table for the words. This might actually fit into the real world.
We could do this with less than 1000 kg. of material.
Aww. I wanted to build a flash drive the size of a small moon. With proper reinforcement, the USB cable could have doubled as a space elevator.

Color by George Peterson

If you take the Russian translation of the story, the combinations are 108 times less (sans nom)

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