How Much Is A trillion?

IN FOCUS, 8 Aug 2011

TMS Editor

A million seconds is 12 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

A million minutes ago was – 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes ago.
A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.

A million hours ago was in 1885.
A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.

A million dollars ago was five (5) seconds ago at the U.S. Treasury.
A billion dollars ago was late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Treasury.
[Note: this was pre-Obama]

One trillion seconds ago – 31,688 years – Neanderthals stalked the plains of Europe.

Million: 1,000,000
Billion: 1,000,000,000
Trillion: 1,000,000,000,000

And we the people of the USA, formerly the richest and most abundantly resourced continent on the face of this planet, owe 14 of them to the private banking cartels.

From ‘Sirk’ on the Yahoo comments thread.

 

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One Response to “How Much Is A trillion?”

  1. satoshi says:

    The TMS Editor’s calculations as above are clever and wise and teach every one of us the (hidden) meaning(s) of life.

    If you will live until the age of 100 (or 120 perhaps), how many seconds or minutes did you spend so far? And how many seconds or minutes do you still have?

    How many minutes or seconds did we, humans, spend the time of violence in the last century, for instance? Or how many minutes or seconds did we have in the time of peace (i.e. no direct violence, no structural violence, no cultural violence and no any other kinds of violence) in the last century, for instance? The calculation as such may produce an interesting research for peace.

    May this century be more peaceful or be less violent than the last century although this century began with 9/11, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq and constant terrorism events and many other kinds of violence. The power of peace must be stronger than the power of any violence. No?