May 20, 2007


The magnitude of large numbers is so vast that it boggles most people. We like to imagine that we know how to count, but it is a skill that we master at age four and never put much more time into it after that. We can count with small number and magnify to bigger numbers, but most of us do not really dive deep enough to understand the math. Check out this visualization of scale - but realize that i take the picture out of context. Imagine a collection of anything - an this artist can assemble a scope of scale that provides the visual. The task becomes using these resources more effectively without the need for degradative resource extraction.

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