I admit to admiring this particular methodology:
Then again, last time I tried something like this, I wound up, not with 871, not even with one, but with 0.008.
Neither method, however, allows for the timeline-displacement factor:
I’m a rather practical (and cynical) sort of person so my view on the subject matter is that there are several people compatible with you, considering the billions of people who have lived on or are on this planet. The only problem may be that it may be difficult to impossible** to meet them — they’re living in an inconvenient place, the wrong age, haven’t been born yet, or are already dead.
**Depending on the case, you might need a time machine.
Which explanation I’m willing to accept, for now, since I often feel that my membership in this particular population is purely accidental.
(Via Brain Pickings.)