As we all know anything in the computer – software or hardware acquires some space in KB’s, MB’s, GB’s etc. So, if they need some space then they must have some weight as well that can be as light as air or as heavy as metal.
Similarly, Internet which contains lots of information contain space and hence must have some weight.
Now, as we know we cannot touch the internet so do not have any weighing machine to know its weight. So, how we can find weight of internet?
While searching I found, there are lots of theories on the internet that calculated weight of Internet is to be as small as a fat strawberry and some claim it to be as light as a teeny grain of salt.
Using the Einstein’s formula E=mc2, professor John Kubiatowicz , a computer scientist at the University Of California, Berkeley , calculated that if you fill your mobile with 4Gb data .It would increase the weight of your mobile by 0.0000000000000000001 gram. That we can’t feel it.
To make an ordinary email of 50 kb it will take 8 million electrons. The weight of this electrons is very less that we can’t calculate.
Internet also runs on electrons and that’s how the data store in servers in a form of binary code. With the help of Einstein’s formula professor john kubiatowicz calculate the weight of internet and data stored in servers is just around 50 grams. This is the only weight of 2.1 Zettabytes data store in servers. These calculations are based on data recorded in 2011.
Every year more and more servers and data are added. This makes internet few gram heavier every year. The weight of internet is just around 325 gram in December 2017 because data recorded 2017 is just around 9.3 zettabytes and it will increase day by day.
So what is need to know about the weight of internet
• It is important because it is connected to daily life.
• People are downloaded songs, movies, videos etc. without knowing where it has come from.
• This all data comes from the server where data is stores.
• And if you fill your pc with 32 GB data it will increase weight of your pc 0.000000000000000004 but be can’t fill Or calculate this weight.
So, friends, next time you will not only think about storage space also think about weight of your device.