What was technology like a million seconds ago? That’s around 12 days. Then, the iPhone 13 was making news.
A billion seconds ago? That was around 32 years ago. Sony just launched the Walkman in the USA. This portable cassette player made listening to music through headphones popular. However, a New Jersey mayor pushed back by banning the device due to pedestrian accidents.
A trillion seconds ago? That was around 32,000 years ago. Or 20,000 years before the first civilizations.
A trillion is an unfathomably large number. So whether we’re talking about budgets or risks to getting infectious diseases, break down large numbers into snackable chunks by comparing them to something understandable.
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