In the News
Selected news releases and articles about our exercise to estimate the World's Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate and Compute Information. For more CLICK HERE
Scientific American: Down in the Data Dumps... ; Washington Post: Exabytes... ;BBC World Service: Global data storage... ; EarthSky: All human information... ; MSNBC: World's shift from analog to digital... ; WIRED: World's total CPU power: one brain ; The Wall Street Journal: Behind the Info... ; Sueddeutsche: Explosion des Cyberspace ; Welt: Die Menschheit erstickt an ihren... ; Deutschlandfunk: 295 Trillionen Byte... ; Correio Braziliense: Necessidade de espaço... ; Ciência Hoje: Quanta informação há no mundo? ;La nacion: El planeta, ahogado en información ; El Pais: Una pila de CDs con toda la info... ; La Repubblica: La memoria dell'umanità è alta... ; Diario Público: 162 bibliotecas de Alejandría...
April, 2013, Inside Annenberg
"Martin Hilbert receives USC PhD Achievement Award... Every year, the awards recognize exceptional achievement ... selected by an interdisciplinary faculty committee... Hilbert has written peer-reviewed journal articles in a number of different fields. He also holds a permanent appointment as Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations, where he started the Information Society Program at the United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean..."
March, 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education
"The Bandwith Divide ... widening, argues Martin Hilbert... The difference between those who have access to fast connections and those who have only dial-up speeds or access via a cellphone ... The Bandwidth Divide is a form of what economists call the Red Queen effect, explains Mr. Hilbert, referring to a scene in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass when Alice races the Red Queen..."