On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 11:20:59 +0100, Pierre-Carl Langlais wrote:
Considering a, you have this fine study by Emijrp :
Apparently a would be roughly around 120 000 000.
As media coverage and scientific research become most efficient every
year, I suspect that b is contantly growing, and follow a geometric
progression. Yet I don't know how to figure that out in concrete:
perhaps something like 100 000 * 1,05^n.
100 000 being a low estimation regarding the current growth of
knowledge (new biological species, new people, new political issues,
new scientific concepts and discoveries…).
Thanks, sounds reasonable.