How long is a Billion?

As someone with a reputation in time and priority management you would expect me to have some idea of how many seconds there are in a day (86,400 since you asked). It is not a big stretch to have an idea of how long a million seconds is. A million seconds is actually 11.574 days or almost 11 days and 9 hours and 36 minutes. BUT…. How long is a Billion? 

I was blown away this morning when a Billion was put again into sharp perspective for me. A   billion seconds is 31.709792 YEARS, which is almost 31 years and 8 months and 12 days and 29 minutes. That’s a massive order of magnitude!  11.5 days against 31.7 years!! 

It is one thing to ‘know’ this intellectually; it is something else completely to ‘know’ this experientially.
11.5 days to repay £1million at a rate of £1 per second
31 years and 8 months and 12 days and 29 minutes to repay £1Billion at a rate of £1 per second
Tighten your belts, it’s going to be one hell of a ride!

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Till the next time…

By |2017-10-13T11:04:09+00:00May 20th, 2010|Time Management and Prioritisation tips|0 Comments

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