To Conceptualize a Trillion Dollars, We Require Computer Visualization

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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.

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This particular rendering was made through Google SketchUp, Google's 3D modeling software. Measurements were taken of a $10,000 stack of $100 bills (just half an inch thick!) and pretty much multiplied from there using simple geometry. In that trillion dollar shot, each pallet holds $100 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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Thank you Barack Obama and all your Dumb-o-crat (and some Repube-ican) buddies in Congress who are totally SCREWING UP MY COUNTRY! Every week a new bill is signed that demands more and more of these cubes of money that haven't been printed yet. My unborn grandchildren have already been bankrupted. They'll be so thrilled when they find out.