This is a visualization created by MetaBallStudios (previously) of various computer storage sizes (eg megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, and upward) if a single byte occupies a volume of one cubic millimeter (1mm3). Some more info while I try to estimate the total volume of my roommate’s horrible digital music collection if every song is the volume of one steaming turd:
…using this ratio, a 100 MB would be smaller than a typical soda can, while 1 PB (Petabyte) would be taller than the Statue of Liberty. All information on the internet in 2001 would be represented by 1 EB Exabyte and one ZB (Zettabyte) in 2020. 1 YB (Yottabyte) of information would cover the better part of North America.
Fascinating. Of course the majority of that zettabyte of total information on the internet in 2020 was all garbage. Remember: just because it takes up space doesn’t mean it’s important, or even useful at all. Just take my roommate for example.