Odd Visions Of Vastness

Maxwell Akin
2 min readApr 10, 2024

Our goal, with this essay, is exploring.

Just exploring.

What are we exploring?

Big numbers. And, big bodies of time.

Right after that, infinity.

Same old. Same old. But, it’s a lot of fun.

A Wealth Of Pleasant Visions

Our first vision is a billion.

1,000,000,000.

That’s a billion.

If you were to count to a billion, at one digit a second, it would take you around 32 years.

Our second vision is a trillion.

1,000,000,000,000.

If you counted to a trillion, it would take you around 32,000 years.

Our third vision is a quadrillion.

1,000,000,000,000,000.

If you counted to a quadrillion, it would take you around 32,000,000 years.

Or, 32 million, to make that a little easier to read.

Our fourth vision is a sextillion.

1,000,000,000,000,000,000.

If you counted to a quadrillion, it would take you around 32,000,000,000,000 years.

Or, 32 trillion years.

Our fifth, and final, vision, is a septillion.

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

It would take you 32,000,000,000,000,000 years to count to a septillion.

Or, 32 quadrillion years.

The Experience Of Infinity

If you went through an infinite thing — a space or a set, for example, among infinite other possibilities — for an endless wealth of years, you would still never, ever reach an ending, limit, or boundary; ad infinitum.

The same is true if you transcend infinity and go through an infinity entity, as it were, and go beyond the concept of infinity, while exploring that thing.

You will find that there are no endings, limits, boundaries; ad infinitum.

If you go through an infinite thing at infinite speeds and rates and quantities and eternities — ad infinitum — the same thing applies; no endings, limits, or boundaries; ad infinitum.

Conclusion

Just to wrap this up, thank you for reading.

If you enjoyed this essay, then that is lovely! But, if you didn’t, my apologies.

No matter what, please have a great day!

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Maxwell Akin

Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.