The Information Overload Era

Internet has hands-down reshaped the human society and everything it touches in as unparalleled a way as it could since its inception, but have you ever wondered, if the whole Internet is something tangible, what’s the weight of it? Well, according to Vsauce, a YouTube channel, the weight of all the electrons in motion that make up the internet at any one moment is equivalent to 50 grams, pretty much the same weight as a strawberry.

And this tiny little strawberry is producing text, audio, video and all types of contents in a speed that the content produced in a single day can feed one person for at least 100 years. That’s why people concerned about information overload, just too much stuff out there.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.