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A Million Dollars vs A Billion Dollars, Visualized: A Road Trip

  • Publicado em 25 Set 2022

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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  2 anos atrás +19433

    There's an FAQ about this if you pull down the description, because I figure there'll be some questions about how this was all put together!

    • SwompmonsterT53
      SwompmonsterT53 Mês atrás

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    • andy1973s
      andy1973s 2 meses atrás

      Is this a billion or a milliard?
      1,000,000 - million
      1,000,000,000 - milliard
      1,000,000,000,000 - billion
      If you used milliard you are not science

    • murrdy
      murrdy 5 meses atrás

      Call me be when you can tell

    • Hadrian Andersen
      Hadrian Andersen 7 meses atrás

      @moss f

    • Kelton Rynard
      Kelton Rynard 7 meses atrás

      Why does it come on in my sleep? I've got this and the bread to space one's showing up every night I leave BRclip on. WHY!?

  • Johann P
    Johann P 2 anos atrás +30586

    Taxi drivers calculating their price be like...

  • BlackEdge
    BlackEdge 11 meses atrás +2396

    This really puts into perspective how faster driving a car is than walking

    • Alex Davies
      Alex Davies 19 dias atrás

      For me it did the opposite. You think, "he walked that in a minute, it'll be over in the blink of an eye". But actually, even highway/motorway driving is only 20-30 times walking speed. They're closer than you might instinctively think.
      Apart from "driving is closer to walking than you might think", the other lesson for me was the difference between 1 and 1,000. That's what the video addresses, more than the difference between a million and a billion.

    • Irok 121
      Irok 121 Mês atrás

      @red 2 the electric boogaloo The US only has slightly less land than the entirety of Europe; the US will have to worry about that around the time that every European county also runs out of land

    • Sub if you're against Communism
      Sub if you're against Communism 2 meses atrás +1

      @eggrollsoup I've changed my mind on this since then bro, I love public transportation now

    • eggrollsoup
      eggrollsoup 2 meses atrás +5

      @Sub if you're against Communism Size of land is not an excuse to build low density car dependent suburbia. It’s terribly inefficient, costly, leads to pollution, and people are unable to use other forms of transportation so they must depend on cars. Do you really like sitting in traffic all day?

    • Sub if you're against Communism
      Sub if you're against Communism 2 meses atrás

      @eggrollsoup no argument

  • Sirkittens
    Sirkittens 7 meses atrás +919

    I think the best way I've ever heard the distinction summed up is:
    "What's the difference between a million and a billion? About a billion."
    Because it's fully true. The difference between a million and a billion is 0.999 billion, which feels so close to 1 that the difference might as well not be there at all. Compared to a billion, a million is practically nothing.

    • Tsofuable
      Tsofuable 7 dias atrás +1

      @kj Ford It's a tricky one since it depends on the country you live in. In Sweden, for example, a billion is a million millions. Apparently it was the same in the UK but they changed in the 70:s. What you describe would be called a milliard.
      You'd think countries could have decided to use the same standard for something as fundamental as numbers, but then again we still have imperial vs metric.

    • kj Ford
      kj Ford 20 dias atrás +3

      @Joe Shmoe one million is a thousandth of one billion

    • Honorairé des Ballsacc
      Honorairé des Ballsacc 22 dias atrás +3

      @Call me Shaggy In many sciences it would not only be accepted, but even praised. If you get a result with p = 0.001 in a social study then you are a very very happy person.

    • Mika Misaki
      Mika Misaki 28 dias atrás +2

      @Joe Shmoe Um it's 0.999 which is 99.9%

    • Joe Shmoe
      Joe Shmoe 28 dias atrás

      That's a thousandth though, not a billionth. There is a massive difference between one-thousand, and one-billion.

  • Inkling
    Inkling 10 meses atrás +178

    "How long did you walk"
    "About the average American Healthcare debt"

  • Owen
    Owen Mês atrás +113

    This is the perfect representation of the disparity of wealth. I could live VERY comfortably for 10-20 years off of a million or 2. The difference between that and a billion is inconceivable almost.

    • Christian L
      Christian L 14 dias atrás +2

      @Ted Kaczynski, American Hero oh no the libertarians are here

    • abstrusePaladin
      abstrusePaladin 18 dias atrás +1

      @Ted Kaczynski, American Hero I bet you vote for big military spenders.

    • Stephen Olan
      Stephen Olan 20 dias atrás +4

      @Ted Kaczynski, American Hero
      If they didn't the accumulators would have all the money. And quickly there would not be much of it.

    • Owen
      Owen 22 dias atrás

      @Ted Kaczynski, American Hero ok schizo, please keep assuming everything about me

    • Ted Kaczynski, American Hero
      Ted Kaczynski, American Hero 22 dias atrás

      @Owen The US government sends and spend hundreds of billions of dollars on outside interests for and with other countries.
      Keep voting for the same people though, maybe one day you'll figure it out.

  • Dirjel
    Dirjel Anos atrás +15535

    "How fast are we driving right now?"
    "About a billion dollars an hour."

    • Kokee Yousef
      Kokee Yousef Mês atrás

      "about a trillion dollors/5 days

    • Panda MilkShake
      Panda MilkShake Mês atrás

      Yes, that's how we'll calculate gas prices if they keep rising fml...

    • CoasterScythe
      CoasterScythe Mês atrás

      Wait the petrol prices increased again?

    • iiCounted2134
      iiCounted2134 Mês atrás


    • Mike
      Mike 2 meses atrás

      Actual prices of gas in the near future

  • grosezero
    grosezero Anos atrás +177

    What a funny and interesting video, It certainly doesn't make you question the amount of power which only very few people on the planet have that unfathomably more people desperatly need

    • RadiantValor241
      RadiantValor241 Mês atrás

      @Gebriel T you've got a billion dollars?

    • Adam Blance
      Adam Blance 2 meses atrás +29

      @Gebriel T Most people that rich were born into it or got extremely lucky. Nothing to do with "programming".

    • Gebriel T
      Gebriel T 2 meses atrás +1

      Them and us are made from the same material with the same capability
      The only difference is we were programed different

  • Mia Melicosta
    Mia Melicosta 9 meses atrás +108

    Anybody who believes that a billion dollars is a reasonable amount for a human being to possess should have to sit through this.

    • Jon Harley
      Jon Harley Dia atrás

      Or, quit cockwatching and realize its their money and not anyones right to determine how much someone should own.

    • Alexander Strachan
      Alexander Strachan 7 dias atrás

      They should watch the process of earning a billion pounds (or dollars) at a rate of £1 (or $1) per second. That's £300 (or $300...) in 5 minutes.
      It'd take more than 3 *decades.*

    • WorldTravel1518
      WorldTravel1518 Mês atrás +14

      At .25x speed.

  • Moshe Hanlon
    Moshe Hanlon 8 meses atrás +76

    This is a literal work of art - it manages to be simultaneously both very boring and very interesting at the same time…nothing else manages to capture both ends of the spectrum quite so eloquently!!!

  • MrPgunna
    MrPgunna 2 meses atrás +8

    This video is dated by the petrol station on the entrance into margate (1:09:52) when the petrol was only £1.14 a litre. As of today (01/07/22) that petrol station now charges £1.94 per litre! Very fun video. I live fairly close to the start point and make that same journey quite regularly, so it was interesting seeing Tom doing it.

  • Joe Lau
    Joe Lau 2 anos atrás +9683

    So the difference between a million and a billion is, roughly, a billion.

    • reddog
      reddog Mês atrás

      That's one of the best ways to explain it, imo. When dealing with orders of magnitude, the brain tends to just fart and think it's not that significant, but if you think of it in terms of subtraction, the difference is suddenly obvious

    • AnArn B
      AnArn B 2 meses atrás

      Wow.. I never knew.

    • Adhrit Gulati
      Adhrit Gulati 2 meses atrás

      Well it's technically a thousand , igeuss

    • Sam Martin
      Sam Martin 2 meses atrás

      oh boy

    • Raul Menendez
      Raul Menendez 2 meses atrás


  • GSpider
    GSpider 10 meses atrás +23

    This video went on autoplay while I was sick and I’m so glad it did. Not only was it something relaxing to sleep to, but listening to the length of 1 billion dollars put a new perspective of how much money it really is.

  • Ulises Rivas
    Ulises Rivas 9 meses atrás +6

    I never imagined how uncomfortable it would be to drive on the opposite side to the one we are used to, I was surprised at how uncomfortable I felt throughout the video despite enjoying the content.

  • Gnaal
    Gnaal 8 meses atrás +7

    I love how the GPS immediately just shows you that getting a billion dollars is impossible, since you need to go both east and west at the same time to reach it :D

  • Florence Simpson
    Florence Simpson Mês atrás +5

    He reached more money than me or my family has ever had in our lives in about a second of walking

  • Joshua Wong
    Joshua Wong Anos atrás +5720

    Ah yes, a video where we can silently judge Tom's driving ability.

    • Name Here
      Name Here 2 meses atrás

      @Awesome Ninja actually, automatic, manual, and all other transmission types reach close to even thirds in the global market share.

    • Awesome Ninja
      Awesome Ninja 5 meses atrás +1

      @Potato Hunter "most cars are automatic" maybe like 10% at most???

    • bob bobingson
      bob bobingson 7 meses atrás

      @Skullmiser you

    • Kalum
      Kalum 8 meses atrás +2

      @Echantediamond 1 nah, if you have the option between fun and less fun, you generally choose fun. In this case I prefer an auto, but thats simply because I'm a bad manual driver :p

    • Echantediamond 1
      Echantediamond 1 8 meses atrás +5

      @Jacko Driving is a tool, not a hobby. If you want it to act as such, then go to a driving range.

  • Mrdirt22
    Mrdirt22 11 meses atrás +6

    I realize I'm commenting on a video published quite sometime ago, but I'm still going to do it. This really highlights how the human psyche has a hard time equating how vastly large numbers can truly be and this is simply the comparison of a million to billion. People loosely throw around the term a Googleplex, who's size is so unfathomable, it hasn't even been represented in the existence of the universe itself. Then there's Graham's number....it's big, really big.

  • billybob01234567
    billybob01234567 Mês atrás +2

    Can we all just take a second to appreciate that Tom just did over an hour of uncut video of him driving in silence to Margate JUST to try and give us a different perspective on million vs billion?!?!
    Bravo my friend 👏 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • James Barralet
    James Barralet 10 meses atrás +2

    The brain can definitely handle one dimension. Very effective way to bring home the message of inequality.

  • Tsui Kagura
    Tsui Kagura 5 meses atrás +37

    OMG ... you drove like an entire HOUR on the wrong side of the road! Glad everyone's ok!

    • A B
      A B Mês atrás


  • Nephirion
    Nephirion Anos atrás +10402

    An excellent visualisation of the insane cost of petrol in the UK.

    • Synka
      Synka Mês atrás

      as a german I relate

    • weegie334
      weegie334 Mês atrás +1


    • [yeet yeet]
      [yeet yeet] Mês atrás

      it should be 10 times more expensive, so fuckwobbles dont fry Britain with their CO2 anymore

    • Hotmen _pro_
      Hotmen _pro_ Mês atrás +1

      Look at me laughing. I wish I had those prices

    • Char
      Char Mês atrás

      @Tommy C's Cat Insurance doesn't always cover everything and not everyone qualifies for Medicaid.

  • Thomas E S Thomas
    Thomas E S Thomas 5 meses atrás +2

    This is one of the more relaxing videos you’ve made. Perfect for going to sleep.
    Turn the volume up and the lights out and bam, awesome white noise.

  • Eaglefalls14
    Eaglefalls14 11 meses atrás +9

    I'll be honest. The reason I keep coming back is I miss driving monthly the 6 hours north to visit my sister. I loved the road trips, there were so many fun things to see between her house and mine.

    • Violet
      Violet 10 meses atrás

      There are other youtubers who drive like this through different countries.

  • Christopher Stevens
    Christopher Stevens 5 meses atrás +1

    I've always been a big anglophile, but I'm even more of one now that I know the highways have no billboards. Truly a great country!

  • D_
    D_ 9 meses atrás +2

    That speed up to half a million a second really set my expectations of the time for this video low. I severely miscalculated how long 1 billion dollars is in a quiet British man’s car

  • OuroborosChoked
    OuroborosChoked Anos atrás +7458

    Finally, my life's dream has been achieved: a long car ride with Tom Scott in awkward silence.

    • NiToNi2002
      NiToNi2002 Anos atrás +1

      @Zyphru You’ve never been farther away from home than a couple of hundred million dollars?

    • YeIIovv
      YeIIovv Anos atrás


    • seldom speech
      seldom speech Anos atrás +2

      *peaceful silence

    • bug guy online
      bug guy online Anos atrás

      awkward? its quite nice

    • RegiRuler
      RegiRuler Anos atrás +1

      @Xiph1980 sed is an invention of Satan, just like vim. You can't convince me otherwise.

  • Trollfeeder1234
    Trollfeeder1234 10 meses atrás +3

    Never realized the time bar on the video does a rather good job of intuitively giving humans an idea of the contrast
    Time is a construct respected created taught and shared by humans so it makes sense
    Feels like one of the most intuitive things we can use because its as subjective as our prespective on things

    • Jamie Lonsdale
      Jamie Lonsdale 6 meses atrás

      It's a shame that grammar isn't a construct that is respected, despite being created, taught, and shared by humans. It also helps things make sense.

  • Alien
    Alien Anos atrás +3

    Now that's some visualisation, though it would have been nice to see a map of the distance too.

  • The Banana Man
    The Banana Man 11 meses atrás +2

    Driving on the left side of the road looks like an experience to live. Like i would say its on my bucketlist tbh

  • glossaria2
    glossaria2 7 dias atrás

    One of the things this teaches me is that I am NOT ready to attempt driving in a country that drives on the left side of the road. I had a couple of moments of panic-by-proxy when you turned into what felt to me like a lane of oncoming traffic.
    Also, I'm amazed at just how many wind turbines are casually dotting the landscape. I never realized how big wind power was in Britain.

  • Chabb
    Chabb 2 anos atrás +2323

    Can we all take a minute to appreciate that Tom didn't insult anyone on the road for a whole 1h trip ?

    • Naomi Sayal
      Naomi Sayal Anos atrás +2

      Not very British of him, I must say.

    • Rec8
      Rec8 2 anos atrás

      @Ivo Trausch Oh, huh. I can only see it once now too. Huh.

    • Ivo Trausch
      Ivo Trausch 2 anos atrás

      @Rec8 I only see it once

    • Rec8
      Rec8 2 anos atrás

      @Ivo Trausch You posted your reply twice btw

    • Ivo Trausch
      Ivo Trausch 2 anos atrás +1

      @Corpie Or if you aren't italian, that is

  • Sean McLaughlin
    Sean McLaughlin 11 meses atrás +3

    My favorite interpretation of 1 million vs 1 billion is that 1 million seconds is roughly 11 days and 1 billion seconds is more than 31 years.

  • TTilford
    TTilford Mês atrás +4

    11:05 I like how the shutter speed lines up with the rotation of the tires on the car on the left for a moment

  • James Bowring
    James Bowring 10 meses atrás +2

    I was sceptical about the difference between walking in the car park compared to the car journey, until I did a quick number crunch. Mind blown!!!

  • zickbone
    zickbone Mês atrás +2

    the one thing that made me realize just how insane a billion is, was this comparison "1 million seconds is 11 days, 1 billion seconds is 32 YEARS"

    • Teresa
      Teresa 28 dias atrás

      And 1 trillion is 32 milleniums

  • Carl Johnson
    Carl Johnson 2 anos atrás +6178

    Fun fact: Jeff Bezos made around 6 million dollars while we watched this video.

    • Bruno Ferreira
      Bruno Ferreira 10 horas atrás

      @Jon Harley When the other option is starvation and poverty, it's not a choice at all.

    • Jon Harley
      Jon Harley 10 horas atrás

      @Bruno Ferreira Who do the workers work for? Who’s company do they work for? Who agreed to work for that much money? They did. Workers need to take responsibility for their choice.

    • Bruno Ferreira
      Bruno Ferreira 21 hora atrás

      @Jon Harley The workers earned it, not him.

    • Jon Harley
      Jon Harley Dia atrás

      @Bruno Ferreira It is not immoral for someone to be as wealthy as bezos and them are. It is actually immoral for you to try and force people to do what you want with their money, that they earned.

    • Jon Harley
      Jon Harley Dia atrás

      @fabio Okay and? they earned that money by building their companies

  • JamesTavRule
    JamesTavRule 2 meses atrás +4

    I weirdly keep coming back to this, it's one of the only recordings of most of my daily commute to work, yet it has this many views from all over the world. It's just weird to think about.
    And I don't find this relaxing, it makes me a bit uncomfortable watching at the weekend, making my brain think I'm going to work.

  • squishrabbit
    squishrabbit 2 meses atrás

    I am always impressed by your dedication to making great videos. I personally would draw the line long before voluntarily going to Margate

  • dembro
    dembro 2 meses atrás +1

    This video is incredible! Simply mind-blowing. I couldn't believe my eyes as I was watching, yet the facts can't be disputed!
    It's possible to have a sunny day with clear, blue skies in England!

  • River Mersey
    River Mersey 10 meses atrás +2

    Actually, I'm shocked!
    Recently I've just installed a 1tb sdcard in my phone. According to my calculations, if this were to be equivalent to the paper pages of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, it would occupy shelf-space of more than 2 miles long!

  • Abroad in Japan
    Abroad in Japan 2 anos atrás +2223

    The best visualisation of a truly staggering amount of money to date.
    Fantastic video as always Mr Scott, albeit a missed opportunity to title the video: "The Billion Dollar Road to Margate." 😆

    • Axel
      Axel 2 anos atrás

      Hi dave

    • Neon Rabies
      Neon Rabies 2 anos atrás +1

      The world needs a Chris Broad and Tom Scott collaboration.

    • mops0704
      mops0704 2 anos atrás +1

      Ay it's the Japan guy

    • Nxone
      Nxone 2 anos atrás

      So many anime pfps..

    • SGG
      SGG 2 anos atrás

      uhhhhhhhhhh unexpected encounter

  • Thomas E S Thomas
    Thomas E S Thomas 10 meses atrás

    I really like long haul driving videos. They have some where a driver goes live for seven hours or more going across the USA. (Yes it’s that big. You can drive for a week and not find the coast from the other coast).

  • blinky
    blinky 11 meses atrás +1

    Whilst it is seemingly mildly discomforting of the bleak no-small-talk/fill trip, is a precisely this, that captures the [real] difference. Well done.

  • luchia4tom
    luchia4tom 11 meses atrás +10

    me while Tom is talking at the start: ok so how long a vid have i roped myself into? over an hour? sure why not? ill watch while reading.
    also me 20 mins in: it must be nearly there now right? its been ages! maybe its close? ...nope
    still gonna watch til the end though!
    also can i say im impressed there arent any ads scattered throughout this vid?

  • AJ
    AJ Mês atrás +1

    A mirrored version of the video would be cool so I didn't have to freak out the whole time you were driving on the wrong side of the road. But overall good video 👍

  • Bracken Dawson
    Bracken Dawson Anos atrás +1996

    Recording this must have felt like taking a driving test.

    • Fabian S
      Fabian S 2 meses atrás

      @legendaryhusky 1 not so fun fact: if you had been hit by that truck in germany, you would have failed that driving test through no fault of your own. Why? Because F U, that's how they operate

    • Mikael Jensen
      Mikael Jensen 3 meses atrás

      @RedPie theythem fair enough

    • RedPie theythem
      RedPie theythem 3 meses atrás

      @Mikael Jensen just because they missed the truck doesn't mean they're safe.

    • clyde fox
      clyde fox Anos atrás +1

      @legendaryhusky 1 Fun story 2: I was almost it by a trash truck doing a 4 point U turn at a 4 way intersection where only one way had to stop. The driving test lady actually told me to stomp on the gas to get away from the guy, still passed the test of course.

      ANDREW DAILEY Anos atrás +6

      BRclipr: drives properly and safely
      Bracken Dawson: you did that on purpose for your video, you’re not a good driver.

  • Sacha
    Sacha 6 meses atrás +1

    I did this once but with time, I explained that if you converted 100 billion dollars to seconds; you'd have 3168 years, and if you'd then spend 10 million dollars, you'd only have lost 16 weeks...

  • SieBen
    SieBen Mês atrás

    well compared to walking, the care increase you speed by about x20, from 5km/h to 100km/h (lets say) so if you need to go 1000 times so distance its 1000/20 which makes it 50 times longer so, the 1 and a half minutes turned into about a one and a half hour in the video (since the value i used aren't exact and your speed wasn't constant obviously)

  • Sir_Bumblethump
    Sir_Bumblethump 11 meses atrás

    Besides being a great visualization of a billion dollars... this is a great demo of how to drive. Canadians and Americans take note.

  • GRÆYgoo
    GRÆYgoo 2 meses atrás +9

    More people should watch this just to comprehend the atrocity that billionaires are allowed to exist while there are people who literally cannot afford food or other basic needs.

  • Helix van Boron
    Helix van Boron 2 anos atrás +2549

    Much respect that Tom was dedicated enough to the one-shot that this was the third take. $2 Billion worth of footage wasted

    • Anders Jackson
      Anders Jackson 2 anos atrás +1

      @Emily Wilson but the return was not filmed, so it is worthless. :-)

    • Jeremy Hicks
      Jeremy Hicks 2 anos atrás +8

      $2 billion worth of footage *invested

    • William Boffey
      William Boffey 2 anos atrás +19

      @Fortnite kinda Sucks Lmao He'd have to drive back in between takes meaning that's $4 billion worth wasted minimum

    • Fortnite kinda Sucks Lmao
      Fortnite kinda Sucks Lmao 2 anos atrás +37

      @Emily Wilson Maybe this was his drive home

    • Emily Wilson
      Emily Wilson 2 anos atrás +113

      don't forget to count the drive back

  • Bonolio
    Bonolio 8 meses atrás

    I looked at the length of the video and it seemed much too long.
    Then I did a rough calculation in my head and ballparked an hour and a half driving. (lots of rounding).
    Thanks for this video, it definitely helped adjust my mental map of some things.

  • Hvabehar
    Hvabehar 8 meses atrás

    You know as much as we all appreciate your content, more than 99% of your viewers, me included, are strangers.

  • Maria Crane
    Maria Crane 3 meses atrás

    It's strange how UK roads look so much like Arizona roads to me. Driving on the 202 or I-60 through Phoenix feels very similar to this for me.

  • Paradox
    Paradox 9 meses atrás

    Would be nice to know the Meter/Km value of each amount.

  • cjspartacus
    cjspartacus Anos atrás +7915

    I found this quite therapeutic and it helped me drift off to sleep. Unfortunately I was supposed to be working at the time.

    • Farinha Espacial
      Farinha Espacial 5 meses atrás


    • Bawnty
      Bawnty 6 meses atrás

      @ham stirrer 😶

    • Virgo Bro
      Virgo Bro 6 meses atrás

      That's why you aren't rich. Kids these days.

    • ArgoBots
      ArgoBots 6 meses atrás


    • JOE MAMA
      JOE MAMA 6 meses atrás

      @ham stirrer oof

  • DTS
    DTS 2 meses atrás +1

    I sometimes think about how it would take 10 years of saving £100,000 a year to get 1 million, but 10,000 years to get to a billion. Crazy.
    And over a million years to get to Jeff bezos' net worth 😂

  • Cephei
    Cephei 25 dias atrás +1

    It's also crazy to think that the vast majority of wealth is stored and will never really be used while more than half the people on earth live on less than $5 per day.

  • Al Gore
    Al Gore 11 meses atrás +11

    I drifted off to sleep listening to this and was very confused to when I was abruptly woken up by a Mr Tom Scott exclaiming $10,000!

  • ToastedBread13
    ToastedBread13 7 meses atrás

    This video always comes on when I fall asleep watching BRclip. Like I fall asleep, it plays one more video related to what I was watching, and than, BAM, Tom driving for an hour, or the unedited garlic bread flight, or Michael saying prime numbers for 3 hours. It does not matter what I fall asleep watching, one of those videos will always play after I fall asleep.

  • MrJohnisthename
    MrJohnisthename 2 anos atrás +18825

    In 12 million US Dollars turn right.

    • Ryan_John_Wilkins
      Ryan_John_Wilkins Mês atrás

      @MrJohnisthename Fair, Fair

    • MrJohnisthename
      MrJohnisthename Mês atrás

      ​@Ryan_John_Wilkins It's spelled "You", not "Ya,"

    • Ryan_John_Wilkins
      Ryan_John_Wilkins Mês atrás +1

      Ya forgot the comma! Correct sentence: ‘In 12 million US Dollars, turn right.”

    • Nop E
      Nop E Mês atrás

      Gas prices be like

    • Zeta
      Zeta Mês atrás

      gas prices moment

  • Andres Diaz-Borda
    Andres Diaz-Borda 4 meses atrás

    Tom, I feel like you won BRclip. The Algorithm is so convinced I want to watch this video that its the default video whenever I stop paying attention and it has been this way since you made it.

  • flurng
    flurng 4 meses atrás +1

    So, what was the total distance you drove from your starting point?

  • Vuk
    Vuk 4 meses atrás

    Great vídeo!
    A way I show this difference to me students is comparing 1 million seconds (11,57 days) to one billion seconds (31,7 years)

  • Jow
    Jow 8 dias atrás

    I didn't realize the UK had this kind of car-dependent urban sprawl. Aside from some superficial differences its almost indistinguishable from the US.

  • Opus 313
    Opus 313 2 anos atrás +4122

    A million seconds is about 11 days and a billion seconds is about 31 years. Thankfully, Tom's video isn't that long!

    • thgscrs
      thgscrs Anos atrás +1

      @13E666L13 no, a million seconds is 11.5 DAYS.
      1,000,000 ÷ 60 = about 16,667 minutes
      16,667 minutes ÷ 60 = about 278 hours
      278 hours ÷ 24 = about 11.5 days

    • Theroha
      Theroha Anos atrás +1

      When I worked in a museum, that's how I explained it to people. I'd generally ask how long they thought a million second was then ask how long a billion seconds was. The eyes turning the size of dinner plates was always fun.

    • Steven
      Steven 2 anos atrás

      @N That's not how it is

    • JSSRocket
      JSSRocket 2 anos atrás

      1 trillion seconds is about 31,709 years

    • Peeturrr
      Peeturrr 2 anos atrás

      @Isko Maxmin That would be around 31000 years, 1000 X 31 years, which is a billion seconds.

  • Your Local Crackhead
    Your Local Crackhead 10 meses atrás

    It is such a trip seeing places I know get drove past on a video viewed by millions.

  • Isabella Chilvers
    Isabella Chilvers 8 meses atrás +1

    Props to you tom for driving for an hour just for a vid

  • David David
    David David Mês atrás

    Yank here. I often use weight comparison to help my countrymen properly visualize the utter absurdity of Billionaire tax-amnesty: A million usd is a 23lb briefcase of hundreds, and a billion is a maxed out rental lorry. *10tons* of hundreds.

  • Edbrad
    Edbrad 5 meses atrás

    How did Tom calculate the speed of clock based on his current speed?

  • Stone Weevil
    Stone Weevil Anos atrás +5346

    Alternate Title: _"You misbehaved at the shop and now your disapproving father is driving you home in awkward silence" ASMR_

    • coows
      coows 5 meses atrás

      @MadiTheTroll1337 u play fps games?

    • MadiTheTroll1337
      MadiTheTroll1337 5 meses atrás

      @coows yo im not the only one? Thank god

    • Michael Romero
      Michael Romero 9 meses atrás

      This is so perfect

    • YouHaveALearningDisability
      YouHaveALearningDisability 9 meses atrás +1

      @coows Until it did.

    • coows
      coows 9 meses atrás +7

      @JustAnthony Iterum didn't age well literally everywhere in america. I said this without meaning it, as none of this happened.

  • Max Halterman
    Max Halterman 8 meses atrás

    I wish drivers in the US were as corteous about keeping right when not overtaking. Drives me absolutely bonkers.

  • Ghost Hin
    Ghost Hin 3 meses atrás

    It would be cool for a follow up video now that we have multiple hundred billionaires (Elon Musk, Jeff Bezo, etc).
    And then Amazon and Apple became Trillion dollar companies.
    But that would require a plane or rocket to film.....which would be cool! (You can't have a more fitting visualization than using a SpaceX rocket launch for Elon's wealth, then compare it to Amazon/Apple market cap)

  • Emmet Lorenz
    Emmet Lorenz 2 meses atrás +1

    You cat tell that he broke the speed limit by how fast the money was going up!!

  • Deltor
    Deltor 2 meses atrás +1

    I always tell people if they wanna feel the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire then just remember that 1,000,000 seconds is roughly 11 and a 1/2 days while 1,000,000,000 seconds is about 37.1 years...

  • Oh G
    Oh G 2 anos atrás +4463

    Imagine this was a taxi.
    Tom: makes one wrong turn
    This little manoeuvre is going to cost us $230,000

    • sean1 the1
      sean1 the1 10 meses atrás

      @Nash Aguirre my phone Gave me the option to translate it into English.

    • Naomi Sayal
      Naomi Sayal Anos atrás

      @Robert Li We do love stealing French words.

    • Bald
      Bald Anos atrás


    • H L
      H L Anos atrás

      Ever Given: Hold my rudder...

    • Victor Chanalet
      Victor Chanalet Anos atrás

      @Robert Li manœuvre you mean ?

  • Corrin Flakes
    Corrin Flakes 28 dias atrás

    In part this feels like a nice “POV passenger’s seat w/ Tom Scott through UK roads” video.

  • John Burley
    John Burley 24 dias atrás

    Thing that made trillion stun me:
    Figure out how long it will take to count to one trillion at one second per number - almost 32,000 years.

  • Bruce Lytle
    Bruce Lytle 20 dias atrás

    I used to service a place where they push around a million or 3, in $100 bills on utility carts!
    Blew my mind!

  • Chris S
    Chris S 10 meses atrás

    Linear > volume as you sir have demonstrated in comparing money. Great video!

  • Mr.47
    Mr.47 2 anos atrás +6346

    It was all just an excuse so Tom could go to the beach and write it off as a business expense

    • YeIIovv
      YeIIovv Anos atrás +1

      @Flanix Unlucky In the sims 2 at least.

    • Flanix Unlucky
      Flanix Unlucky Anos atrás

      @áfghâń łîøñ Can confirm, money does grow on trees :)

    • JQ3B94
      JQ3B94 Anos atrás +5

      @ApertureChromaKey where do you think tom gets his money from

    • bernardo
      bernardo 2 anos atrás +1

      *Laughs in Gus Johnson's Keytar*

    • Aqwrindi
      Aqwrindi 2 anos atrás


  • brighteyes
    brighteyes 10 meses atrás

    Watching a car go "on the wrong side" in pov can make the traffic look really confusing.

  • Tycani
    Tycani 10 meses atrás +1

    I like to imagine that behind the camera, Tom is actually super giddy just thinking about going to the beach

  • Princess Cutie9
    Princess Cutie9 10 meses atrás

    This has become my favorite video to put on at night. Just the vibe and white noise, it's great :3

  • Clarity Kales
    Clarity Kales Mês atrás

    Always Love these level of precision in your videos

  • Anuel
    Anuel 2 anos atrás +29295

    it's MY sleepover and I get to choose the movie.

    • A persun that has a ridiculously long profile name
    • Rashaad Thomas
      Rashaad Thomas 7 meses atrás

      I almost fell alseep to it

      AUDOSIS 7 meses atrás

      @Aniruddha Chatterjee Seriously inspirational too. Almost cried halfway through

    • Noob_booiii101 - YT
      Noob_booiii101 - YT 9 meses atrás


    • YouHaveALearningDisability
      YouHaveALearningDisability 9 meses atrás

      @Fluffyth3f0x It's not predictable if you have a short attention span. I forgot what I was watching roughly 5 times during the video, so when I saw the money counter going up in the top right corner, I called my boss and told him I quit.
      Edit: I am now in debt. I blew all my money on cocaine and hookers, thinking I owned the $1B.

  • Felipe Sepulveda
    Felipe Sepulveda 17 dias atrás

    Lo chistoso es que para muchos países latinos, la diferencia es mucho mayor, ya que usamos el sistema largo para hablar de millón, mil millones y un billón, en este caso, el video muestra lo que se demora recorrer mil millones de dolares

  • TheSalad Guy
    TheSalad Guy 11 meses atrás

    That little hiccup at the beginning of the driving portionreally nails internet fact that no matter how intelligent the body, they're prone to the most basic of human mistakes. Lefts and rights.

  • Travis T.
    Travis T. Anos atrás

    Consider this, in the video, a billion dollars covers about 68 miles. Yet, that is still 10x CHEAPER than the costs of California's high-speed rail project.
    Dollar bills stacked the same way, from LA to NY, would still not add-up to the fortunes of Bill Gates, or Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk, etc...
    Is your mind blown now?

  • Nicholas Jankovic
    Nicholas Jankovic 10 meses atrás +1

    Always interesting to see near your home area in a BRclip video, especially when it’s by someone you watch

  • Cpt. Flamer
    Cpt. Flamer Anos atrás +2979

    I've heard an interesting comparison of those values on an example of time. One million seconds is over 11 days and one billion seconds is about 32 years xD

    • Peter Lyall
      Peter Lyall 12 dias atrás

      Well in that case I'm two billion seconds old ....Pete from Australia

    • Joe Shmoe
      Joe Shmoe 28 dias atrás +1

      And one trillion seconds is 31709.7919837646 years. hehe.

    • Neil070
      Neil070 Mês atrás

      Elon Musk could send me £100 every hour for a year and not even notice.
      Anyone got his phone number? 😇

    • NY
      NY Mês atrás +3

      Roughly it takes "two weeks" to count to a million in one seconds... "32 years to count to one billion"... And "32 thousand years to count to a trillion"... Give or take only a couple of days .. it's such a huge difference in size camparison.

    • Zac Mumblethunder
      Zac Mumblethunder Mês atrás +1

      @The Zackast I did a similar thing for a colleague's 50th birthday.
      "You've been alive for...
      Days, hours, minutes, seconds, nanoseconds"
      just for a laugh. Except he didn't laugh.
      Fast forward to when I hit 50 and I didn't laugh either.

  • AndHence
    AndHence 8 meses atrás

    I trust that this is a Guinness world record for the longest distance traveled to make a point.
    How many dollars does your car get per mile? 😀

  • Chaitanya Shinde
    Chaitanya Shinde Mês atrás

    Instead of driving had he just kept walking with that speed, he would have taken 19 hours and 15 mins to complete $1 billion. He should have done that to show the true scale of difference between $1 Million and $1 Billion also that video would have brought him good ad sense money.

  • Xalex79
    Xalex79 3 meses atrás +8

    Para el Español "One Billion" en inglés se traduce a Mil Millones en Español, es decir
    "Un Billón" en Español serían un Millón de Millones, es decir
    Una grandísima diferencia 👍

    • Chris Royle
      Chris Royle 20 dias atrás

      A billion used to mean either 10^9 or 10^12 (confusingly) in the past - check out wikipedia. Depends on short scale/long scale.

    • KasaiKouhai
      KasaiKouhai 20 dias atrás

      @Xalex79 im guessing this is European Spanish bc I’ve never heard of this.

    • Twitch ve Türkiye
      Twitch ve Türkiye  Mês atrás

      @Xalex79 whaaat

    • Xalex79
      Xalex79 Mês atrás

      @Twitch ve Türkiye a trillion in English is a billion in Spanish

    • Twitch ve Türkiye
      Twitch ve Türkiye  Mês atrás

      Dude thats trillion not billion

  • Ren
    Ren 8 meses atrás +3

    "Are we there yet?"
    "About 5 million dollars left"

  • Joel _
    Joel _ 2 anos atrás +7235

    Why did I expect him to speak through the entire road trip

    • goku-san green
      goku-san green Anos atrás

      If this gets 66k likes covid-19 will spread to greenland

    • Ivoie
      Ivoie Anos atrás

      @jonzka why brown sus?

    • amber shah
      amber shah Anos atrás

      who knows?
      maybe GPS’s voice is music to his ears and some kind of motivation to drive for an hour

    • Ag3ntle
      Ag3ntle Anos atrás

      @M.K. McGill i cant thumbs up cuz u hav 333 so here. 👍🏻

    • Hazara
      Hazara Anos atrás +2

      Lmaoo when ever I play among us or I M brown or black they choose me for some reason all the time even if i am not like what's is going on

  • fett fleck
    fett fleck 4 dias atrás

    He just reached 100 mill after 10 minutes driving, that alone puts so much into perspective, great work!
    But I'm not going to watch the whole movie xD

  • Jey Lee
    Jey Lee 10 meses atrás

    Amazing work, Tom.

  • Taylor Verrall
    Taylor Verrall 10 meses atrás

    This video helped me realize that we have a tough time conceptualizing the number 1000