To Conceptualise a Trillion Dollars, We Require Computer Visualization

While you will never see a trillion dollars in person (nature's way of protecting your sanity amidst the bailout), computers can do the job without breaking a sweat—or worrying about retirement.

This particular rendering was made through Google SketchUp, Google's 3D modelling software. Measurements were taken of a $US10,000 stack of $US100 bills (just half an inch thick!) and pretty much multiplied from there using simple geometry. In that trillion dollar shot, each pallet holds $US100 million...and the pallets are double stacked.

As for that red blob on the left? It's a human. [PageTutor via BoingBoing]

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