An experiment on the visual aspects of virtual money. Debt is virtualisation of money by defition, creating possession that is actually not there at all. The amount of America's national debt is astonishing, and growing by the second. Grasping the volume of debt purely by its number is hard, there is no emotion involved.
On the other hand this stack of billion dollar bills creates an almost unreal image, driven by its almost unlimited repetition. Nonetheless, the height of the stack is reality. Getting its live data from zfacts.