VFX Artist Reveals True Scale of A BILLION

VFX Artist Reveals True Scale of A BILLION



numbers quickly get very large when you start adding zeros to the end of them the problem is that our brains aren't naturally wired to comprehend that kind of scale and at a certain point they become these weird intangible concepts rather than something you can actually count take for instance a billion it's a very very large number but so is a million I mean they sound kind of similar so don't they kind of feel similar but imagine this 1 million seconds adds up to about a week and a half now I want you to take a guess of how long a billion seconds might be I was going around how long is a billion seconds three weeks six months 63 days you can't take it back five years to fortnight's three fortnight's four fortnight's 1 billion seconds is 31.7 years which doesn't make sense when you think about it because obviously a billion is a thousand times larger than a million so let's begin by talking about some money Hey look what I've got here have you ever seen a million dollars in cash not personally how can you possibly fit so much money in a Hogwarts stack the reason why a million dollars doesn't seem all that imposing is because you're only looking at 10,000 individual bills so if this is a million dollars in cash can you imagine what a billion dollars in cash looks like how big do you think that pile would be this whole studio so you might be surprised to learn that a billion dollars isn't gonna take up all that much space remember that shield breaking bad god damn right well they had like 80 million dollars worth of cash hidden in a storage locker at one point during the show and hilburn even an app yeah hey to do a job not shield scrooge mcduck but this is 80 million dollars composed of mostly 20s and 50s so for comparison here's a hundred million dollars composed of just 100s this 3 foot tall stack here could fund an entire Hollywood blockbuster although throw in a second one if you want to do marketing so 10 of these would equal 1 billion dollars and I think most people will find it pretty easy to fit that cash somewhere but that's only because these $100 bills have a very high density of value and we have yet to see the true magnitude of the number 1 billion butts in with me for a moment and let's imagine that you are Bill Gates and you wanted to withdraw all of your net worth and put it in a giant stack of $100 bills in your backyard on your tennis court for instance of course you have a tennis court in your backyard you're Bill Gates you probably have 30 well it would fill the entire inbound area of the court 19 feet high this is 100 billion dollars now a single individual banknote weighs one gram so a billion grams is how much this entire stack weighs that is the weight of a hundred and seventy fully grown African elephants or ten blue whales that seems like it can't possibly be true but there it is that's the math I checked it like eight times so as it turns out getting fake money like this in large quantities is a bit of a process so huge thanks to prop movie money calm for making that process really easy alright now if we expand in outer space we can actually start talking about distances in the billions of miles to put that into context Saturn isn't even a billion miles away from us and it takes us years to get that far away but if we have an Epstein drive we can do that same trip in weeks but unfortunately the Epstein drive doesn't exist but it does exist in this awesome series that I've been listening to on audible called the expanse now before I talk about that a little more let me tell you about audible audible has the largest selection of audiobooks in the entire solar system now with audible originals the selection has gotten even more custom audible originals are exclusive audio titles created by celebrated storytellers now Rockets are cool I've talked about Rockets before but the problem with them is that they run out of fuel after like 20 minutes now what if you had a drive that is able to accelerate at a constant rate for pretty much forever that would allow you to get from like Earth to Mars in two days and this is the mechanism that allows humanity to colonize the entire solar system and the expanse humans have created a divide between the inner planets Earth and Mars in the outer planets everyone who grew up in space stations and asteroids there's a bunch of interplanetary turmoil and drama going on but things really get intense once humanity discovers an ancient alien weapon that was sent here billions of years ago that turns people into space vomit zombies that's all I'll say I don't want to spoil too much I'm on part seven the first ones called Leviathan wakes it's an incredible series I highly recommend checking it out and you too can start listening to this series right now if you have Amazon Prime because you can get audible for 495 a month for the first three months and of course after that I goes back to fourteen ninety-five a month but you still get your one free audiobook every month so I got to do is go to audible.com slash corridor Crew or txt corridor Crew to 500 500 the offer ends on July 31st 2019 so act fast you only got a little bit more time left I know this is like a sponsored segment and all but like I legitimately use audible like all the time go to audible.com slash corridor Crew alright texting corridor crew to 500 500 but before you go and listen to this awesome series let's go back and talk about a billion so how do you 1 billion then well take a look at this GoPro Hero session and now imagine 10 of them side by side well that's easy enough now expand that into a 10 by 10 square and then stack it 10 deep that right there is 1,000 GoPros now let's try that again but this time using this entire group of GoPros all right now the stack is actually starting to get pretty big at 12 and a half feet tall but we still got to do this one more time because we're only at a million 1 billion go pro stacked next to each other would form a massive cube 125 feet wide this is mind-blowing to consider because last year GoPro announced that they had sold their 30 millionth GoPro ever which is a far cry from the 1 billion you can see here on screen so it's actually happening here is that were simply increasing the scale by a factor of 1,000 so a thousand times wider longer and taller and thanks to the square-cube law this results in a billion times the volume or a billion times the number of GoPros a giant Giga dollar bill would cover multiple football fields however it would only be four point three inches tall because proportionally it'd be just as thin as a regular dollar bill but I can represent a billion objects by simply scaling it up a thousand times which is great because my computer can't actually render a billion things it would explode again so instead let's look at the representation of a billion a billion Red Bulls would fill like hand the size of a skyscraper 443 feet tall a giant red bull cane sitting in LA is like the most la thing I've ever seen a billion classic 12-inch pizzas well the diameter of that would be about the size of the Eiffel Tower Bon Appetit there were about a billion passenger vehicles on the road today and if you were to cram all of them together into one massive car it would be almost three miles long just try considering how much metal there is in that car oh my god well there's one more thing that I wanted to talk about a billion of and that is people for those of you who don't know we have another YouTube channel called corridor where we do a lot of concept based narrative driven short films you might have seen our recent Boston Dynamics video where the robots actually fight back well that YouTube channel recently crossed a billion views which is crazy to me a billion views and it got me wondering what a billion people in one spot would look like like imagine holding a concert for a billion people for comparison Coachella is one of the largest music festivals in the world with an attendance of a quarter million people well let's just say each person gets allocated a spot one and a half feet wide it's not a lot of space per person but it's a concert so you're packed in there shoulder to shoulder a billion person concert would fill not only the Coachella festival grounds but the entire Coachella Valley a billion people would fill in area nine miles wide and cover 52,000 acres that concerts gonna have to be pretty loud for the people in the back I mean a billion things doesn't even necessarily equal something that's huge a billion grains of sand that can fit in a box eight inches across and a single grain of sand is approximately the same size as AI billion viruses bio virus is not computer viruses duh a point is that 1 billion is simply too large to imagine of anything anyway if you enjoyed this video I've actually made several more videos already just like this one stuff like talking about the scale of our universe to how much water there is on earth – what starship spaceships actually look like in real life I've made a playlist it's right here you can check it out if you want to I highly recommend it in the meantime thanks for watching can we just take a moment and look at this

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