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Originally Posted by gophne
The secret would be to discover (or develop?) a formula for primes, which would have the effect of determining primes as high as we could go. My opinion is that since prime numbers are natural numbers missed by the process of sieving by lower natural numbers...the great mathematical minds around should be able to quickly! formulate such formula/algorithm for prime numbers.

It exists already, take the positive values of a certain (fairly complex) polynomial, it's probably not ordered well, or it's just slow to implememt.