That said, Bezos is still a long way off becoming a trillionaire, despite what some reporters may think. But the fact that anyone said this at all does highlight something – It shows that many of us don’t really comprehend how much one trillion is. And that’s through no fault of our own. Our brains just aren’t naturally equipped to handle such huge numbers.
One million seconds ago, it was still the start of this month.
One billion seconds ago, it was the 1980s, and the first discussions about the World Wide Web were happening.
One trillion seconds ago, it was the palaeolithic era, around the time when the oldest known cave paintings were made.
An average lemon seed is approximately an oblate spheroid with dimensions of around 10×5.5×5.5 mm. One seed has a volume of roughly 0.16 ml.
One million lemon seeds would fill half a bathtub.
One billion lemon seeds would take up almost as much space as two average city busses.
One trillion lemon seeds would fill the main concourse of New York Grand Central Station.
There aren't even a trillion stars in our entire galaxy!!
So apparently, the 400 richest Americans have a combined wealth of around $3 trillion.
That's also over twice as much as would be needed to meet all the UN's Global Goals for sustainable development. For everyone, including the world's poorest.
0.00000005128% of the world's population could make literally everything better for all 7.8 billion of us. But they don't.
Also, 3 trillion seconds ago was not long after cats first evolved on planet Earth.
@gaige Oh damn. It really is true what they say, all the people defending billionaires don't realise that they should, by all rights, relate more to the rest of us!
yeah, because inflation, or something 🙄
@indie All that spending on military equipment was literally how this murder was accomplished. I presume all they needed to do was check the receipts.
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