And if each of those billion people in turn shared a million of their life experiences, and you recorded them, you'd have an aggregate number of life experiences so large I had to look it up online.
Around the world, more than a billion mobile devices that both take and send photographs are currently in use, spread even to the poorest parts of the globe.
And yet pencils get made, more than a billion of them a year, and they are essentially given away.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
By the government's calculation, about 40 percent of India's population, or half a billion people, are below that level.
The approximate value of the world's oyster crop approaches f4,000,000 annually, representing over 30,000,000 bushels, or nearly Io billion oysters.
A billion consciences sitting under the serene surface of the water.
One guy from Iowa came along with some garbage bags and saved a billion lives.
British scientist Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, also offers a formula for feeding the nine billion even without any technical breakthroughs.
Strategy Analytics estimates over half a billion users browsed the web on their mobile devices in 2009 and expects a billion to do so by 2015.