All the business servers of the world…

…have processed over 9.57 zebibyte (10^21=2^70) of data (9 570 000 000 000 000 000 000 bytes) accordingly to last research from few years ago. If all these zeros and ones were written in books a pile or rather tower build of them would be 9 billion kilometres high – it’s just enough to reach from here to Neptune and back… and so 20 times!

It’s expected that before 2024 number of processed data would be sufficient to fill a “book tower” 4.37 light year high (41 342 385 000 000 km) – just enough to reach stars of Alpha Centauri!

I just wonder how many times this has outgrown expectations of Tim Barbers-Lee when he created what is called today “the first web server” on hist NeXT workstation (NeXTcube) in 1991.

While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users and I won’t be much mistaken claiming that this is just a beginning!

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