Sunday, February 10, 2013

FedEx bandwith

"What if" is a sister site to xkcd. It asks and answers cool but nerdy questions such as when will the internet be faster than FedEx? (snippets below):

..." FedEx is capable of transferring 150 exabytes of data per day, or 14 petabits per second—almost a hundred times the current throughput of the internet.

gifs of animals falling off of things, volume 1
If you don’t care about cost, this ten-kilogram shoebox can hold a lot of internet

The only way to actually reach the FedEx point is if transfer rates grow much faster than storage rates.

... the bottom line is that for raw bandwidth, the internet will probably never beat SneakerNet."  

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