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  1. Michael@programming

    This is a great post, that was entertaining to read, but i must say that everything seems a bit fantasy, since it’s not certain how big the internet actually is, or what actually qualifies as being the internet.
    It would be amazing though for us to be able to store data on something that was close to our brain capacity!

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      Hi Michael,

      The human brain is pretty amazing and there are some things about it I think we will probably never know. Organic storage would be an interesting idea, that could have major ethical implications though.

      I have no doubt that one day we will be able to store 0.3 zettabytes (or the memory capacity of a human brain) on a single physical hard disk, but it might be a few years away yet!

      Thanks for the comment, welcome to the community :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

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  2. Neil@SEO Services Sydney

    33,000 people still doesn’t seem like a lot. It’s amazing to think that in the mid 2000′s you could fit the entire capacity of the internet in one persons brain. Organic storage sounds a bit sci fi however who knows one day it might be a possibility.

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    1. Christopher Roberts
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      If we accept Moore’s law, then very soon, data storage of that size could be possible, even without organic storage…

      I love topics like this Neil, although highly subjective, they are great fun to research and discuss!

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      1. Neil@SEO Services Sydney

        Hi Christopher,
        Moores law still seems to be working with storage however seems to have slowed quite significantly in relation to processing power.

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        1. Christopher Roberts
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          You think?

          In 1995, around 5 million transistors could exist in the same area that only 500,000 could in 1985. Wind forward to 2005 and that figure jumps to over a billion!

          Most smartphones today have more processing power than top of the range desktops 10 years ago.

          Things are moving, but sometimes it is hard to see…

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