We show that the scenery reconstruction problem on the Boolean hypercube is in general impossible. This is done by using locally biased functions, in which every vertex has a constant fraction of neighbours coloured by 1, and locally stable functions, in which every vertex has a constant fraction of neighbours coloured by its own colour. Our methods are constructive, and also give super-polynomial lower bounds on the number of locally biased and locally stable functions. We further show similar results for ℤn and other graphs, and offer several follow-up questions.
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