weight of Internet

Has the thought ever crossed your mind that with gigantic information present on the Internet, how much is the weight of the Internet? If it did, you’re not alone. According to the Youtube channel, Vsauce, the weight of all the electrons in motion that make up the internet at any one moment is equivalent to 50 grams which are also the weight of a single Strawberry.

This theory is inspired by reports noting that each book loaded onto and Amazon Kindle e-reader makes the device very slightly heavier. Professor John Kubiatowicz, a computer scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, using Einstein’s E=mc² formula, which states that energy and mass are directly related, calculated that filling a 4GB Kindle to its storage limit would increase its weight by a billionth of a billionth of a gram, or 0.000000000000000001g.

If you include all the home PCs using the net, the figure is roughly three strawberries.

So if you include all the home PC using the Internet the figure is roughly three strawberries.

Here’s the full explanation of the 50-gram weight estimate for the internet, which Vsauce says is the same as a strawberry. It would have to be a very large Strawberry though:




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