A new measure of information has been invented – the Zettabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes, or 10^21 bytes.
Zettabytes overtake petabytes as largest unit of digital measurement Heidi Blake, 4 May 2010, The Telegraph UK “The size of the “digital universe” will swell so rapidly this year that a new unit – the zettabyte – has been invented to measure it.”
Humanity’s total digital output currently stands at 8,000,000 petabytes – which each represent a million gigabytes – but is expected to pass 1.2 zettabytes this year.
One zettabyte is equal to one million petabytes, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 individual bytes. . . .
“A huge increase in video and digital photography – in the old days people would take one photograph, now they can knock off 20 photos and rather than store just one, people store all 20. Then there is the fact that the number of devices where information can be generated and stored has also increased.”
As a result the digital universe is forecast to expand by a factor of 44 over the next decade, according to the survey.
Werner Gitt observes that the storage capacity of
“1 cubic cm of DNA is 10^21 bits. (DNA – deoxyribonucleaic acid.)”
Comparison of different quantities of information. p 188, In The Beginning was Information. Werner Gitt. 2000 CLV ISBN 3-89397-255-2. See also 2006 edition ISBN 0890514615
In today’s terminology, DNA has a storage capacity of 0.1 zettabyte/ml.
By comparison, Hitachi considers “very large capacity drives” as holding 2TB (2*10^12 bytes).
Werner Gitt further estimated the:
“Daily information flows in the human body” as about 3.4 * 10^24, or 3.9 * 10^19 bits/s.”
Figure 33, The Information Spiral, ibid p 189. i.e. about 430 zettabytes/day.
Now what are the probabilities of zettabytes complex specified information (CSI) being generated by natural stochastic processes (“chance”) as compared to Design?
For extra credit, how would one objectively evaluate the probabilities of Daniel’s prediction being fulfilled? See:
“many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” Daniel 12:4
Corrected “zetabyte” to “zettabyte”. See: Zettabyte