if we got all the cats in the world to meow at exactly the same time how loud would it be
Well the average cat meow is like 65/75dB (above speaking volume but below shouting) and there are about 2bn cats in the world, so, by that math, 130-150bn dB. Which is about 100 million jets taking off at once.
Great pun preceded by horrendous math. Sound is summed by superposition. The actual formula for calculating the level difference when adding equal sound sources is:
∆L = 10 log n
where n is the number of sound sources.
Plugging in two billion (2x10^9), yields a level increase of 93 decibels.
If all the cats in the world meowed at the same time, and they were all in the same area, the sound would measure about 165 dB, akin to a jet plane at take off.
Ever notice how most science fiction only takes place in like, year 3000 or so? And it’s always pretty similar concepts: flying cars, interstellar travel and whatnot.
That’s all we can even come up with in our wildest imagination! There’s so much time after that to keep improving! The human race is gonna do things that we can’t even begin to fathom as we are now and I don’t know about you guys but that gets me pretty friggin jacked up
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I used to think there was no politics in science and boy I was dead wrong.
Interpretation of science is based on pretty much entirely normative questions, so it’s about as political as it gets