laklak wrote:COMING SOON! Pi to 1.0 x 10^100 digits!

This might actually happen quicker than you think. This is because mathematicians have devised a mechanism for determining arbitrary digits of π without having to compute all the previous digits. The method is known, after its inventors, as the Bailey-Borwein-Plouffe algorithm. They've since demonstrated that the method can be applied to other transcendental numbers as well, such as e and ln(2). If all you need to do, is crank repeatedly through a rote algorithm that involves nothing more computationally expensive than division, courtesy of it involving rational terms, you can generate any number of digits of the number in question, and the only limitation, ultimately, is when you get bored of doing this.

This is why calculations of π have seen a surge recently, and the number has now been evaluated to 10

18 digits.