A rich visual display
of quantitative money information

by Eric Drexler on 2011/11/25

Here’s a huge, data-rich visualization of the money dimension of McDonald’s meals, billionaires, the Moon landing, income quintiles, and the like. It’s well done, spans 12 orders of magnitude, and kept my attention for entirely too long.

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S Joseph Razi November 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm UTC

Why don’t you post more often? You inspired me to become a geochemist and scientist after reading Engines of Creation in 11th grade. I would like to read more of your thoughts………..

Eric Drexler December 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm UTC

Hi, Joseph —
Thanks, and I apologize for the long posting intervals. The problem is that work on my new book has been preempting my writing time. I’ll try for more balance.
— Eric

Anton January 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm UTC

I just love these xkcd comics! From the same guy who drew the money visualization there’s also a terribly funny strip linking your grey goo scenario to the problem of IPv4 address exhaustion:

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