not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Google currently indexes 8 billion web pages. If you made a movie with the first screenful of every page, one frame per screen, it would take 10 years to watch, and the film itself would wrap the equator nearly four times or extend about halfway to the moon. (If you made a 60fps video instead, it would only take 4 years to play back.)

On the other hand, if you restrict yourself to Google Images, the movie would only take a year and a half, and the video about half a year.

Searching for the word "the" in image search, I get an average image storage size of 100K, so the raw image data I estimate as being 108 terabytes. I could compute an estimated size for the above videos, but it wouldn't make sense since video compression wouldn't actually work on this video any better than the raw images.
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