There are over 2.7 billion Google searches performed each month.
The number of texts sent and received daily is greater than the population of the entire planet.
Third generation fiber optics pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber (1,900 CDs or 150 million phone calls every second). It’s currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next two decades. They’re just improving the switches on the ends, meaning the marginal cost of these improvements is $0.
Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain itself.
By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computation capability of the human brain.
And by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species as a whole.