#### DooKey

##### [H]F Junkie

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*The quest to find more prime numbers may seem frivolous, but they hold practical applications as well, such as the generation of public key cryptography algorithms, hash tables, and as random number generators. Further work into primes could also tell us a bit more about mathematics and why it’s so damned good at describing the universe. And as Carl Sagan speculated in Contact, transmitting streams of consecutive primes could also be used as a way of saying “hello” to an alien civilization.*