Less than 50 years ago internet was definitely not the same thing as we all see it today. Looking back to the history of the internet, makes me wonder ‘how is it possible, that it has been less than 50 years?’ From an enormous machine that could do only one ‘task’ at the time, to something that we relate our lifetime to.
For instance, our great and beloved Google. One of the early versions, could process 30-50 pages per second. Now – millions of pages. In the past, the data of the Google was small enough to fit in 4GB hard drives. Now, we are living in a petabyte age. What comes next?
People will always want to have more, of what we truly need. The main point is right here, how much more do we need? The amount of data that travels all around the world is enormous. No one has figured the actual size of the galaxy yet, and I believe that in the following 50 years we won’t find a way to compile the worldwide data.
Anderson in the book “The end of Theory” said: “more is different”, but is ‘more’ always ‘better’?