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How large do you expect the total information storage of human civilization to be in the year 2030?

Asked by mattbrowne (31648points) March 10th, 2011

The current total information storage of human civilization is about 295 exabytes which is 295,000 petabytes or 295,000,000 terabytes.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380134,00.asp

What will happen when 3D movies based on a 4992×3328 resolution become widespread?

The SI prefixes are mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta, yotta, xona, weka, vunda, uda, treda, sorta, rinta, quexa, pepta, ocha, nena, minga, and luma. And granted, most of them sound sorta minga lumatic. Will we need them at some point?

Just one example: the combined stellar power of our universe is about 100 rintawatts.

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