Trillions

Our government has gotten us accustom to budgets and spending in trillions. I’ve seen graphics that try to show dollar bills (FRaud Notes) stacked like sky scrapers, impressive but lacking. I ran across a piece of information about javascript code which counts time in milliseconds based from 1970. Seconds of time are nice little units we’re pretty familiar with, one Mississippi, two Mississippi …. So, I was born back in 1958; how many trillion seconds have passed since I was born?

60 seconds = minute

3600 seconds = hour

86,400 seconds = day

31,557,600 seconds = year: That’s 31.5576 million seconds in a year.

1,640,995,200 seconds = 52 years: Well heck, I’m a mere 1.6 billion seconds old.

3,155,760,000 seconds = century

31,557,600,000 seconds = millennium

63,430,776,000 seconds = 2010 AD give or take a little

1,000,000,000,000 seconds = 31,688 years

I guess it’s a good thing we have bookkeeping to create ‘dollars’. I wonder how many forests it would take to keep that many bills in circulation?

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