- Mark Liberman has stated that the storage requirements for all human speech for all of time are 42 Zettabytes. This assumes 16 kHz 16-bit audio encoding.
- If every man, woman and child everywhere in the world tweeted continuously for 100 years, that would amount to 1 Zettabyte of data.
- 1 Zettabyte is the amount of data held on 75 billion 16 GB Apple iPads (full).
A wise man once told me that we are all God in drag. I like that. Sometimes when I’m in a public place or sitting at a stop light, I’ll watch people walking by and I’ll silently say to myself, “He’s God. She’s God. He’s God. She’s God.” Before long I always find myself feeling a warm sense of affinity for these strangers. The experience is even more powerful when I do this while observing a person who is clearly suffering. On occasion I’ll test my little spiritual practice by turning on Fox News. Within minutes I become an atheist.