I wonder how many problems are hidden from us because we unconsciously dismiss them as 35 year problems…. And I wonder how many of those 35 year problems are actually “a few weeks” problems, if you have enough compute.
So what I’m saying is that maybe there is a class of problems which lack the solvability affordance. Because we don’t see them as solvable, we don’t even recognise them as problems.
As new tools are available, revisit your assumptions that problems are too hard to solve, that desires are unachievable.
Original source: [http://interconnected.org/home/2021/01/04/rubiks_cube](Solving the Rubik’s Cube and other hard-to-recognise problems)