How Many Pictures Have Ever Been Taken?

We've been taking pictures for almost 200 years now, and we sure aren't slowing down. But how many pictures have we taken all together, since photography existed? Well the short answer is around 3.5 trillion, but there's a lot more nuance than just a flat number. Vsauce looked into the matter in more detail, and some of the facts might surprise you. How many of the pictures are actually good? That's anyone's guess. [YouTube]


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wrong. if there were 1 billion people in the United nation of facebook, this total would have to be deducted from the sum of all the people in the other countries. therefore further work must be done to approximate where the nation of facebook will rank in terms of population.