If you're going to insist you named Google and they won't give you any money for it, you might as well do it from inside a shiny white coffin. So goes the thinking of self-described 'San Francisco icon' (is there any other kind?) Bob Pritikin, who has self-released a documentary about his life and legacy. Pritikin…
You might know that a googol—the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes—is a very large number indeed. You might even know that a googolplex—a 1 followed by a googol of zeros—is an even bigger number. But this video helps explain why it's such an insane concept to get your head round.
There are numbers out there that are so enormously, impossibly vast that to even write them down would require the entire universe. But here's the really crazy thing...some of these incomprehensibly huge numbers are crucial for understanding the world.