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The One Hundred Trillion Dollars Hard Drive

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A yottabyte is one septillion bytes. To save all those bytes you need a data center as big as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island. It doesn't seem like much, until they tell you the price tag: $100 trillion.

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How much is $100 trillion? Too much to imagine but ,to give you some sense of scale, the gross domestic product for the United States was $14 trillion in 2008. The world's GDP: $61 trillion. And yet, one day we will look back at this figures and shrug, as we order a 4 yottabyte memory card to save a few hours of our life with our 5-senses brain impulse recording device. For $19.99. [Backblaze]

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