5. The Math

In today’s economy, there are of a lot of math equations that can pretty scary, especially those that are loaded with minus signs.  However, there is one simple math equation we are going to use to change the world.  

As I mentioned earlier, after you send in your letters to your Congressman, you are going to get two other people to do the same.  They, in turn, will get two more, and so and son.  And voila!  We’re done!  

Okay, perhaps we’ve skipped a few steps.  But you’d be surprised how few.

Let’s assume that it might take a week for you to get two people to come to this site (a day would be more fun to work with, but we’ll give you some time for a movie or something).  And let’s assume that you are the very first one to get the ball rolling.  So then we have - 

 

Week Number Cumulative
1  1 1
2  2 3
3  4 7
4  8 15
5 16  31
6  32 63
7  64 127
8  128 255
9  256 511
10  512  1,023
11  1,024  2,047
12  2,048  4.095
13  4,096  8,191
14  8,192  16,383
15  16,384  32,767
16  32,768  65,536
17  65,536  131,071
18  131,072  262,143
19  262,144  524,287
20  524,288  1,048,575
21 1,048,576  2,097,151
22  2,097,152  4,194,303
23  4,194,304 8,388,607
24  8,388,608  16,777,215
25  16,777,216  33,554,431
26 33,554,432 67,108,863
27  67,108,864 134,217,727
28 134,217,728   268,435,455
29 268,435,456 No one left

 

So in less than 7 months we’ve reached everyone in the country.   

But guess what?  I’m sorry to say that while you are absolutely essential to pulling this off, you don’t get to the honor to go first, because that kind of goes to me.  And you know what else?  I know more than just two people.  In fact, in my first week, by the time you’ve read this, I’ve already cut the first two months off.  So in five months we’ve got everyone on board, and we had time for ice cream and movies while we were doing it.  

In less than half a year, ‘we the people’ will truly be ‘we the people.’

Next – The Aftermath