Global digital information amounted to 281 billion gigabytes in 2007 and growing
Global digital information (the digital universe) amounted to 281 billion gigabytes (GB) (281 exabytes) in 2007, or almost 45 GB of digital information for every person on earth, according to EMC-sponsored research by IDC. The figure is 10 percent more than the previous estimate, and is expected to hit 1.8 zettabytes (1,800 exabytes) in 2011.
In graphical terms, IDC describes the digital universe to be the equivalent of over 17 billion eight GB iPhones. IDC notes that the digital universe has a compound annual growth rate of about 60 percent, thanks to a jump in worldwide shipments of digital cameras and televisions, as well as better understanding of information replication trends.
Daniel 12:4 NKJV
4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
21 April, 2008 | by Jared Heng (Computerworld) | Source: computerworld.com.au "IDC: 45 GB of digital info for every person on earth"