The Law of Conservation of Fame

everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. warhol said that in 1968 / since then population has doubled from 3.5 billion to 7 billion / now you only get to be famous for 7.5 minutes. zero-sum fame

2 comments to The Law of Conservation of Fame

  • Pullalla-Pullalla

    If the world population is 7 billion, and the everyone must be famous for at least 15 minutes :
    – There must be at least 105,000,000,000,000 cumulated minutes of celebrity for this generation.
    – This is equal to 199,635 cumulated years of celebrity for this generation.
    – Everyone must be famous at least once before his death, so the 199,635 cumulated years must be reduced to 65.82 years (the average life expectancy).
    – The result is that 3033 people must be famous together during 15 minutes, then be replaced by 3033 other people for the next 15, etc.

  • Nina

    Hahaha! Good point. There are 3033 very huge, independent audiences sufficient to make each of those 3033 people quite famous independent of each other during their 15 minutes. They get about 2 million viewers each! I wish I had even one-one-hundredth as many for Mimi & Eunice.

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