Forget the old saying; it’s now data which makes the world go round. With the continued evolution of technology, bytes have become one of the driving factors in seeing the world turn.
It’s truly staggering just how much of an impact they have on the global community, with a mind-boggling 2.5 Quintillion bytes created on a daily basis.
Just to put this continued boom into some context:
• That many bytes are enough to fill 10 million Blu-ray discs
• Which are themselves enough to stack up to four Eiffel Towers
• 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone
The growth is perhaps no better demonstrated than by the GB usage comparison between 1992 and the predicted 2018 rate.
In 92 only 100GB was downloaded every day, whereas figures predict there will be 50,000GBs being downloaded every second in a couple of years’ time.
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With 3 billion people accessing the internet on a daily basis (the same population of the Earth in 1960), social engagement has also changed how we interact as a species.
Currently, every minute there are:
• 204,000,000 Emails sent
• 72 Hours of footage uploaded on YouTube
• 216,000 Instagram posts made
• 277,000 Tweets posted
If you’d like to learn even more about the crazy amount of data we use every day, as well as how it can benefit us going forward, feel free to check out this fantastic infographic: