I read in a book today ( the computer music tutorial by curtis roads), that humans are not capable of imagining any long series of truly random numbers. Apparently, the only way to generate a series of truly random numbers is to use either a Geiger counter or some type of cellular automata algorithm. Is it true that a computer would be able to detect a pattern and accurately guess the nth number in a series of random numbers thought up by a person?
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