February 17, 2011
Too much information?
How much information is there in the world? Scientists calculate the world’s total technological capacity.
I came across this video on PhysOrg.com, I think you’ll find it pretty wild.
“We live in a world where economies, political freedom and cultural growth increasingly depend on our technological capabilities,” said lead author Martin Hilbert of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. “This is the first time-series study to quantify humankind’s ability to handle information.”
So how much information is there in the world? How much has it grown?
Are you feeling overloaded yet?