Aug 9, 2010 - General, technology    No Comments

The conclusion of the infinite monkey theorem is nigh.

1 EB = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 B = 1018 bytes = 1 billion gigabytes = 1 million terabytes (wikipedia)
That’s right folks, 5 billion gigabytes every 2 days. At 10 megapixels (~= 1k photos / GB) that’s 2.5 trillion new photos every day.

If we all stopped creating ‘useful’ data (eg, photos, videos, music, facebook posts, etc) and instead created an equivalent amount of ‘useless/random’ data (meeting minutes, abstract expresionist art, facebook posts, etc) surely we’d at very least have re-created Shakespeare’s lost works if not his entire canon by now…

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