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16 April 2021

How much data flows through the series of tubes that make up the Internet?

Bernard Marr gives an answer that applied for 2019 in the following under two minute video:

Now, bonus question! How much does all the data that can flow through the Internet's tubes weigh?

That's a harder question to answer, but it didn't stop TopTrending from running the numbers in the following six and half minute video:

The thing to keep in mind in these numbers is that the Internet is about moving information, not storing it. 6.75 ounces is the physical weight of all the electrons that represent the estimated physical capacity of the amount of data that can flow through the internet as we know it today in a year. It also doesn't consider how that data might be moved in the future to get around those physical constraints.

But for now, that figure is also a little over one dry ounce more than the estimated weight of all the particles of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the world.

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