"what if humanity became obsessed with reversing hash functions and used up all their energy resources to the task" sounds like something a cryptography researcher in 1996 might errantly come up with
@SuricrasiaOnline Same vibe as young dolly discovering GDI+ and re-implementing the entire concept of a GPU in software, rendering one single pixel at a time, and then wondering "how can I do 3D graphics with this"
That's not how that technology is meant to be used! That's literally the opposite!
@SuricrasiaOnline one half of the population spends their resources reversing hash functions while the other half spends their resources designing better and harder to reverse new hash functions