Here is a puzzle for you to try: If you take one septillion
from one octillion, how much do you have left?
Thanks to growing digital storage capacity, data will be measured in yottabytes (1 septillion
bytes of data) by 2050.
The rest of the world uses the word septillion
, as, in the US and France, a quadrillion consists of a one followed only by 15 zeroes.
Planned number of Internet addresses: 340,282,366,920,938,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, or 340 undecillion, 282 decillion, 366 ninillion, 920 octillion, 938 septillion
(based on 32-bit numbers).
Lowest: one octillion, one septillion
, one quadrillion, one billion, one million, two thousand five hundred sixty-eight/th (1,001,000,000,001,000,001,001,002,568/th).
As the volume of data is increasing, the cost of storing it is decreasing; and, unlike physical storage--filing cabinets that take up valuable real estate--there is no penalty for storing digital information and no need to purge old files, pointed out Kelly "KJ" Kuchta, president and CEO of Forensics Consulting Solutions, in a session whimsically called "Data by Yottabyte circa 2050" (a yottabyte--pronounced yadabite, as in yada, yada--is 1 septillion
bytes of data).
The report further said that there are between 100 billion and one trillion galaxies in total, which brings us up to a range of between 10 sextillion and 1 septillion
billion, trillion, quintillion, septillion
, octillion, nonillion,
after which adding THREE, FIVE, SEVEN, ELEVEN, ONE MILLION, ONE BILLION, ONE QUINTILLION, ONE SEPTILLION
, ONE OCTILLION, ONE DECILLION, ONE THOUSAND and ZERO give H (and G), V, S (and X), L, M, B, Q, P, C, D, A and Z, respectively.
The same argument goes for these numbers too: TRILLION, QUADRILLION, QUINTILLION, SEXTILLION, SEPTILLION
, OCTILLION, NONILLION, DECILLION, UNDECILLION, DUODECILLION, TREDECILLION, QUATTUORDECILLION, QUINDECILLION, SEXDECILLION, SEPTENDECILLION, OCTODECILLION, NOVEMDECILLION, VIGINTILLION .
The series of pangrammatic number names begins with one octillion one septillion
one quadrillion one billion one million two thousand five hundred sixty eight with 91 letters; the order in which new letters appear is ONECTILSPQUADRBMWHFVXYG.
As long as Whitman could live comfortably with the faith in immortality that vast numbers (of atoms, of millennia, of possible life forms) would guarantee--a kind of immortality to everyone (even if our individual identities blended back into the world, and all the things we had heard and seen and touched and tasted and smelled--the string of experiences that made up who we are--simply dispersed into the recycling world when we died), he portrays a self that is happy living in that shifting world of millions, billions, trillions, quadrillions, quintillions, sextillions, septillions
, octillions, and decillions--all of which words he employs in Leaves of Grass: