Wikipedia:Trillion pool

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This trillion pool is for predicting the date at which the number of articles (as defined by the official article count presented on the Special:Statistics) in the English Wikipedia reaches 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion). The person who comes closest to the actual date is the winner (of eternal fame). The current number of articles in the English Wikipedia is 5,576,855.











August 12 4242, because 42. If the extremely stupid servants to kittens and computers make it that far. RafChem (talk) 05:43, 21 December 2016 (UTC)


  • January 1st 2045. Some drunk super hacker will create 2000 bots which all create 10000 posts a second on every single character in every language, and every number from 1 billion onwards. Scribblium (talk) 12:32, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

2050 or later in the Second Era[edit]

  • June 31, 90482098 - by this time, the length of the year will have changed enough that June has 31 days. Some bored college student will hack the universal internet processing power, which will be possible by then, and have a bot create one trillion junk articles, which he will have the capability and processing power to do by then. Most of the articles will be deleted shortly thereafter, but Wikipedia will, however briefly, have one trillion articles. Smartyllama (talk) 18:16, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

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  • It would take thousands of years to get a billion articles, and will this be around then? I think not. NealCruco (talk) 03:17, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
  • A trillion is an extremely large number and it would take at least tens of thousands of years to reach a trillion articles! Wikipedia would have ended by then. StevenD99 03:56, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia articles have to have some type of quality to them. For example, my specific pen cap does not deserve it's own article. For the amount of time for there to be a trillion things worth mentioning; I believe the society that had needed Wikipedia will be long gone. --Imdill3 (talk) 07:03, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
  • There would be a page for my elbow if this ever happened. Believe me, there isn't going to be a page for my elbow. - Retterime 01:11, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
  • I think never is a safe bet. If it does happen, the article will either be about someone's garage band or it will be someone spamming Wikipedia and trying to pretend their unknown product and/or company is notable. Feel free to ping me and trout-slap me if I am proven wrong! Etamni | ✉   22:43, 5 November 2015 (UTC)