Enthusiast and YouTuber Daniel de Bruin recently celebrated an unusual date – more than 1,000,000,000 seconds have passed since his birth. That is, a little over 30 years, although accuracy is not very important here. In honor of this event, he designed and built the “Googoldemster” – a program of programs, which needs to be activated more times than there are atoms in the universe in order to get the only circulation at the exit.
The number of Googol is very simple – this is 1 with a hundred zero. And at the same time it is so great that it has nowhere to apply it, except for mathematical paradoxes. It is believed that the number of atoms in every star, planet, asteroid, interstellar dust and other cosmic objects, both already open by astronomers and are still unknown, although very large, but less Gugol. But we cannot actually count all these atoms, but to show Googol “live” – we can.
Bruin’s car is extremely simple – in fact, it is a set of gears that are connected to each other to work with a coefficient of 1:10 between each pair. This means that if you crank the first gear 10 times, then the second attached in it will make exactly one revolution. If we turn the first 100 times, the second will make 10 revolutions and transmit the third effort to perform 1 turnover. And then simple calculations show that with the number of gears of 100 pieces, you need to crank the first one in the row Googol, so that the latter makes the only revolution.
For all the grace of the solution, such an installation has a fundamental drawback – no one will ever see the results of its work. Even if de Bruin himself all his life from the moment of birth (1 billion seconds) rotated the mechanism, 1 turnover per second, he would have set in motion only the 9th level of the gear in his car. This is in 30 years without food, sleep and personal life. Of course, the decision in the form of a high -speed motor, outstanding thousands, is suggested, and better millions of revolutions for a second. But then it is likely that the gears will simply be worn out and will be used to dust before counting the treasured Google.
Source — Daniel de Bruin