The amount of data transmittable through an optical fiber doubles every nine months.
The number of transistors on an integrated circuit still doubles every two years. Storage density doubles every 13 months.
Smartphones are the fastest-adopted technology ever.
Broadband internet access in the G-20 is growing from 800 million (of which 50% mobile) in 2010, to 2.7 billion (of which 80% mobile) in 2015. The number of cellphones in the world is now equal to the number of people. 1-2 billion more people in the world have a cellphone than have a bank account—or a toilet. Smartphone sales reached one billion units in 2013 (up 66% over 2012).
Facebook has 1.3 billion active users. 64% visit the site daily (spending an average of 20 minutes). 4.5 billion “likes” are posted daily.
Half a trillion photographs are uploaded to the web each year
and one hundred hours of video to YouTube every minute.
The number of IP-enabled sensors will exceed 50 billion by 2020.
RFID tags now cost as little as 5 cents. Estimates vary, but the range of projections is for the total number of sensors in the world to reach one to ten trillion between 2017 and 2025.
of the world’s stock of data was generated in the past two years 90%
. 99% of that is now digitized, and over half IP-enabled, meaning that technically it can be uploaded and shared over the internet. Half of the world’s knowledge is potentially a single document.