Visualizing Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know

I recently saw Latency Number Every Programmer Should Know and was having trouble getting my head around the scale, so I made this visualization to help me out.

I converted latency times to their equivalent light distances (how far light travels in that much time) and plotted those distances on a map to get a sense of the latency numbers in relation to each other.

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The smallest few latency times are included here with their respective comparisons.

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