In his latest book, The Human Face of Big Data, photographer and co-author Rick Smolan looks at what vast amounts of real time data says about us, how it makes our lives better, and scarier.
• Every two days, mankind creates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization until 2003.
• The amount of information that an average person is exposed to in a day is the same as a person from the 15th century was exposed to in his lifetime.
• The amount of information generated during the first day of a baby’s life today is equivalent to 70 times the information contained in the Library of Congress.
And you wonder why you’re exhausted?