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    Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

    Mankind's capacity to store the colossal amount of information in the world has been measured by scientists.

    The study, published in the journal Science, calculates the amount of data stored in the world by 2007 as 295 exabytes.
    That comes out to 295 billion gigabytes. That's a lot of info, but take out the porn, politics, and stories about Lindsey Lohan, and what's left is actually downloadable. In fact, you can fit it on a memory stick.

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    Re: Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

    The DNA in a single human body can store 300 times the amount we store...thats pretty incredible.
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    Re: Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

    And for 10 years the amount of computing power available has made it possible through the use of Carnivore an Echelon to track every Computer exchange and every voice contact humans make.

    The FBI once said it was impossible and now we find that your every Google E-mail account is being searched by their System for key words to allow for targeting ads at you.

    I am sure Yahoo and the others also do it. I just haven't tested them.

    Just think just 25 years ago Computers were slow and couldn't do much. Now there are watches with more computing power than Apollo II had when they landed on the moon.

    What is coming will be spectacular, I'm sure.

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    Re: Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

    That's pretty crazy. Someone told me recently that there are huge storage facilitates where the entire internet is backed up in the case of a worldwide disaster, but I haven't been able to confirm this. Does anyone know?

    I recently saw a picture of the internet as a map, and it looks a lot like a neural network. The way humans are connecting with one another is just like how our brain cells connect with one another, and the demands for faster connections with more transmission capacity are increasing exponentially.

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    Re: Global data storage calculated at 295 exabytes

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    What is coming will be spectacular, I'm sure.
    Thats what gets me so excited, things just start advancing at a faster and faster rate.
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