Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why to prepare for "Quadrillion!"

I'm not sure I have... never mind, just follow me...

When counting, first we have 1's, 10's, & 100's. i.e. 1 - 999.
Then comes the first comma. i.e. 1,000.
So we have 1,000's, 10,000's, and 100,000's. i.e. 1,ooo - 999,999.
All good so far.
Next comes our second comma and 1,000,000.
[I know this seems dumb, but stay with me - have a little faith]
Followed by 1,000,000's 10,000,000's and 100,000,000's i.e. 1,000,000 - 999,999,999.
I know, whoop-dee-fucking-doo! I respond, "Shut up and pay attention!"
Now we have the ever popular ONE BILLION! 1,000,000,000
and so, 1,000,000,000's 10,000,000,000's and 100,000,000,000's
And next? Yes. ONE TRILLION - 1,000,000,000,000
(and to save boring "0" and "," typing)
we then have ONES of trillions
and TENS of trillions
and HUNDREDS of trillions.

So what? So WHAT? SO WHAT?!?!?!?!

Notice, there are 999 "trillions", right? (i.e. fill the ones, tens, and hundreds with 9's...)
Similarly, there are 999 "thousands", right? (i.e. 1,000's, 10,000's, & 100,000's)

999 is roughly 1/1000th of 999,999

But in RELATIVE comparison

999 is roughly ZERO when viewed as a % or fraction of 999,999,999,999,999.

Therefore, when dealing in Trillions of dollars, related interest on such amounts, etc. and you only "go through the Trillions" 999 times before switching to "Quadrillions", you're talking about "going through the Trillions" ZERO times in relative terms. Say in comparison to when Gov't budgest were in the Millions and the like...

Look, I don't know who tricked you into believing Trillion is a realistic and usable number, but they're gonna be shoving Quadrillion up your butt very soon... Stop being such an ASS!

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