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A nanosecond (ns) is one billionth of a second, 10−9. In the world of Cyber Space a nanosecond is similar to a minute in the User world. A second is similar to an hour, minutes are more like days and hours are comparable to months or possibly years.

While studying, Enzo Matrix became so bored that he panicked that it may take one whole second to learn what he was working on. (Enzo the Smart)

Mr. Mitchell said that he hadn't had so much fun in minutes when he participated in Dot Matrix's chase of the pirate ship, the Saucy Mare. (The Crimson Binome)

During Hexadecimal's attack on Mainframe with the System Paint Program, Bob told Enzo, "Just a nano Enzo, I've got Phong online." (Painted Windows)

  • 1 ns: Time to execute one machine cycle by an Intel Pentium 4 1 GHz microprocessor
  • 1 ns: Light travels 12 inches (30 cm)
  • 1,000,000,000 nanoseconds: 1 second


  • Milliseconds are referred to in one episode, however it is difficult to infer their relationship to other time measurements without additional references.