[ExI] Eternity: Our Next Billion Years, by Michael Hanlon

Max More max at maxmore.com
Sun May 24 03:33:22 UTC 2009

>The correct answer is a million millions are in a trillion. But 79 
>percent of Americans got that wrong. And almost everyone got it wrong downward.

BillK, you are being insufficiently culturally sensitive to us Brits 
and ex-Brits. :-) A British billion is a million million U.S., and a 
British trillion is a U.S. quintillion. I remember coming across this 
a number of times before, though I don't actually remember ever using 
the UK versions even before I left the Old Country in 1987. But I'm 
not just imagining it. See, for instance:



Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
Extropy Institute Founder
max at maxmore.com

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