World without Internet
Narcissism isn’t new, but the Web is both the cause and the consequence of our contemporary love affair with our own opinions.
What Happens in an Internet Minute
In just one minute, more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around the world. And more than 61,000 hours of music are played on Pandora while more than 1.3 million video clips are watched on YouTube.
All in all, that’s 625 terabytes of information sloshing about the tubes each minute.
If we do some math that’s 878.9 petabytes per day which is a bit difficult to wrap our mind around.
But if we convert that to the universal measurement of the MP3, we get the equivalent of about 235.9 billion songs passing through the internet and mobile networks each day.
In this clip in 1974, author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about how every home will have a computer console that could connect with other computers.
What’s also interesting is that the interviewer seems to have the same concern about technology invading our lives that people have about it today.