Exponential Growth
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How big are decimal numbers?
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10 symbols (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) per place value
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every digit gives you 10 times more numbers 1-digit=10 numbers, 2-digits 100 numbers, 3 -> 1000, 4 -> 10,000
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XKCD Money
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http://xkcd.com/980/
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How big are binary numbers?
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2 symbols (0,1) per place value
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every digit gives you 2 times more numbers 1-digit=2 numbers, 2-digits 4, numbers, 3 -> 8, 4 -> 16
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32-bit processor
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64-bit operating system
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256-bit encryption
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Exponential Growth and the Legend of Paal Paysam
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http://www.singularitysymposium.com/exponential-growth.html
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