Granted, because BitCoin is in fact a construct (like math, infinity, etc...) there is no end to its divisibility, unlike Gold, Silver, etc...
I may be wrong but my calculations put it at 21 Quadrillion not 210, but I did not recheck my math.
Let me ask though, when Egypt turned off the internet, what would the value of the BitCoin be, if you were holding them as an Egyptian?
What would the Value of Gold be if you were holding that as an Egyptian?
BitCoin will always hold a transitory value, but will be quickly converted into a physical one. Constructs are just that, Constructs. They are important to use, but hold no value In Real Life.
People use Math, but don't hold onto it after it is used to accomplish something. It is used to accomplish something and then discarded for what it was used to attain. Once the problem is solved, it is of no use to re-solve the problem.
I think you are right, and I think my math was actually off in a couple of places (so many fingers and toes and all that...)
It makes perfect sense to shift between different assets given different economic conditions (political upheaval, & etc...) but this is not an argument for/against Bitcoin, gold, dollars specifically. Rather, I see it as an argument for diversification, and an argument against some sort of mythical, universal currency.
If I could paraphrase (and possibly mangle) Robert Anton Wilson:
"Just give me a bag of Crack to keep my troops loyal and a sheet of Acid to keep myself crazy..."
Agreed, I think you are onto something. Money is just a transitory system to make "Bartering" more efficient. The real value is not in the transitory money but in the resources acquired with it. Even with a single monetary system, the value of the single system would differ based on geology and closeness to the resources being sought. So a single monetary system would change its value by location.
I.E. $5 dollars for milk in New York, $3 for milk in Iowa.
Even with multiple currencies, location matters in the value of the monetary system based on available resources.
Gold is just the use of a Resource as a monetary system to simplify bartering. So it will always hold an intrinsic value.