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This Is How Much Data The World Generates and Consumes Every Minute

This is how much data is generated every day!

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Everyone knows that technology has advanced exponentially since time immemorial. Heck, with its rate, it will not be a surprise if real teleportation happens one day. Truth is, as technology advances, so does data generation – and the numbers involved are simply astonishing.

In the last two years alone, humanity was able to create ninety percent of the entire data in the world. So just imagine how much more can be achieved in the next three to five years! It is simply remarkable.

Advancements in internet technology further improved the data usage of people.

According to IFLScience, the current data output we have today sits at 2.5 quintillion – not million – bytes a day. This is even expected to significantly rise as the number of electronic devices continue to increase.

In an infographic courtesy of Domo, the aforementioned figure is relatively small. Yes, believe it or not, greater numbers are coming.

The Data Never Sleeps 5.0 infographic features the world’s current data generation and consumption.

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It likewise gives nod to the online behavior of users.

When compared to last year, the internet population has grown tremendously by 7.5 percent. It even includes a whopping number of 3.7 billion people. That is, therefore, a huge burden in terms of data usage. The US alone averages around 2,657,700 gigabytes of internet data every single minute.

It holds true that the inevitable growth of internet-based services and media platforms has bloomed. Take for example Amazon – a company that enjoys around $258,751 in sales per minute. It is a massive jump from last year’s $222,283.

Companies are even manufacturing their own servers to store data and expedite the entire transfer process.

YouTube, on the other hand, streams more data back and forth. Statistically, there are 4.14 million videos being watched day and night. Amazon and YouTube are just two of the biggest users of internet bandwidth. Their numbers increasing only means that people are now even more leaning towards connection-based activities. Simply put, they spend too much time on the internet.

In the coming years, the world’s data usage in the world is expected to increase even more.

Interestingly, people are also very much concerned with the weather. For instance, The Weather Channel happened to receive a boatload of forecast requests ranging from 18 million to 20 million. This is a 22 percent increase from last year’s report.

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You May Already Have Thalassophobia, But You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Fear of what lurks within…

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Fearing the unknown depths of the sea or any other body of water is something that a lot of people have. This is not surprising, especially for those who don’t know how to swim. But do you know that there’s actually a name for such fear? It’s called Thalassophobia and it is described as persistent fear of large bodies of water and whatever that is lurking within their depths.

Now some people are not even aware that they have this condition. So how do you know you have Thalassophobia? It’s certainly more than just being afraid of swimming in the deep. Here are some signs that you are afflicted with this phobia.

1) Deep water makes you nervous.

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‘It Didn’t Vanish Without a Trace,’ Scientist Explains Mystery of Bermuda Triangle

Scientist says the Bermuda Triangle is no more or less dangerous than any other area open sea or airspace in the world.

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There’s a certain area in the world where countless ships and planes were reported to have vanished mysteriously- the Bermuda Triangle or also called as the “Devil’s Triangle.” However, a scientist revealed there’s been an explanation over the disappearances all along.

Stretching over 700,000km of sea from Puerto Rico to Florida and the island of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Bermuda Triangle has long been a big puzzle. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, an Australian scientist explained there is no mystery to solve because the incidents were likely caused by human error.

In the past 100 years the Bermuda Triangle has claimed at least 1,000 human lives, 20 planes and 50 ships.

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Microsoft To End MS Paint Program After 32 Years

RIP Paint. 1985 – 2017.

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Ever used MS Paint? Of course, you have! Microsoft has been carrying the said software since it was introduced 32 years ago. Those who grew up in the 80s and 90s probably have fond memories drawing in the computer using this program.

Unfortunately, Paint’s days are officially numbered as Microsoft included it in the list of features they are planning to remove in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

The company has said:

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