The information catastrophe

  title={The information catastrophe},
  author={M. Vopson},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  • M. Vopson
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science, Computer Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Popular Physics
Currently we produce 10 to power 21 digital bits of information annually on Earth. Assuming 20 percent annual growth rate, we estimate that 350 years from now, the number of bits produced will exceed the number of all atoms on Earth, or 10 to power 50. After 250 years, the power required to sustain this digital production will exceed 18.5 TW, or the total planetary power consumption today, and 500 years from now the digital content will account for more than half of the Earths mass, according… Expand

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