I can count to Arnold. Or can't I?Confused Drunk (888619) writes "Given the fact that numbers run to infinity and that each number will, at some point, be called upon (named, as in Million, Billion, Trillion, etc) is it possible that at some point there will be a number named Arnold? How about Bill? Qwunto? Beorjnahdslfah?
Speaking philosophically, if we can (read: if we could, in multiple life times) count past the known, named numbers, we will reach unnamed numbers. So it must be possible to count to Arnold when the numbers never run out and their names as identifiers never run out. To be even more obscure I argue that one day a computer will exist that can count to "side ways blue chair underpant knapsack" which, surprisingly, is simply Arnold to the 42nd power.
And for fun, the largest known prime is 2^32,582,657 1. But that's not exactly easy to reference. Did we stop naming numbers? Why can't I say the largest known prime is "316 X and change"?"