We produce so much astronomical data as humanity every … minute
Suffice it to say that 90% of the data we use today has been created over the last two years to get a first taste of what is to come.
So today’s data output is estimated at 2.5 to five million bytes a day! And with the Internet of Things increasingly connecting devices to the web, that number will increase exponentially in the coming months.
The global Internet population has crystallized at 3.7 billion users (an increase of 7.5%), which has disrupted data sharing and management. In the US alone, for example, some 2,657,700 gigabytes of data are generated every minute of the hour.
At the same time, YouTube is streaming more material than ever, with 4.14 million videos playing per minute. Add to that the 15.2 million text messages sent every minute of every hour to the lengths and widths of the planet (an increase of 334%) and you have a good estimate of what exactly is going on.
And for the 900,000 posts uploaded to Facebook every minute, the 456,000 tweets, and the 156 million emails! At the same time, Uber makes 45,787 trips per minute, Spotify adds 13 new songs at the same time, 46,740 photos are uploaded to Instagram, and Google’s search engine is facing 3.6 million searches. Yes, the minute.
And Wikipedia doesn’t go back, as it processes 600 new pages (or revisions) every minute. And if all this has not left you with your mouth open, it may be due to the fact that the Internet is forced to endure untouched and 103.447.520 spam emails per minute!