In 2008, the United States consumed 3.6 zettabytes of information.

One zettabyte is equal to a BILLION TRILLION bytes. We can’t even…process…how much information that would be! The University of California San Diego calculated that the average American brain goes through 34 gigabytes of information on a daily basis. That’s more than two iPod nanos worth of info per day!

Gizmodo breaks down the information by type of media, so you can see what percentage of the information comes from television, computers, printed words, etc. It even compares those numbers to past decades! Check it out.


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