Originally Posted by doomlord52
Also I think
the OP source is wrong. There's NO WAY it's FIVE ZETTABYTES. That doesn't even make sense. I mean, the ENTIRE internet bandwidth between the US and EU is about 4.6tbp/s, according to those slides.... So 10^7 seconds of data... that's about 34.7 YEARS worth of the ENTIRE BANDWIDTH between the EU and US. That means every 1080p YouTube video you view - as the entire video file. Every website as the ENTIRE html thing, with pictures, flash, etc. ALL of the HD screenshots you upload, ALL the netflix you watch - they have multiple duplicate copies of ALL of that, for the next 35 years (at the current rate).
That... that is actually impossible. I don't even need to go into detail about how impossible that is.
It doesn't even make sense from a logical standpoint. Look at Psy's Gangnam style video. Lets say half of the views (so 500 million+) were from the EU connecting to US servers.. why would they need to keep FIVE HUNDRED MILLION COPIES OF GANGNAM STYLE?!
This is just like last year when stories about the "ARGUS-IS" spy drone came out, and people were claiming that by using 368-5mp cell phone cameras, they could zoom in from 7km altitude and see what phone you were using.... despite not having an analog zoom function. And that it produces "1 million terabytes of data per day" - which would mean an 11.6tb/s wireless connection.... a connection several times FASTER than the massive network of fiber CABLES used to connect the US and EU.
Basically, sensationalist junk again. Probably written by people who have no idea how tech works. Do some math before you write an article
Just noticed that the EU-US bandwidth is in TerraBITS while the storage is in ZettaBYTES. So multiple all that by 8. It's just more insane.
I'm bored and I haven't killed the OP article enough yet.http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209158/Scientists_calculate_total_data_stored_to_date_295_exabytes
So, in 2011, the ENTIRE amount of digital storage in EXISTANCE on THE ENTIRE PLANET was about 300 Exabytes.
This is FIVE ZETTABYTES.
That means that this ONE BUILDING in the US, that somehow cost only 1.2 Billion USD has about SIXTEEN TIMES
more storage THAN ALL DIGITAL DEVICES IN THE WORLD
ALL of the Giant google servers, intel servers, smart phones, HDDs, SSDs, ipods, cameras IN THE WORLD... ALL of those combined = 6% of this ONE building.
The only way this is even VAGUELY possible is if the US ACTUALLY HAS alien technology - not joke "haha it's so future-y it must be 'alien'" alien technology, I mean legitimate, "It came from an advanced space-faring civilization that VISITED EARTH" technology.
WHO WRITES THESE THINGS!?!?
(I'm kind of angry because whoever wrote this is dumb)