When it comes to our technology, here are some of the weird things we don’t always think about when we use it.
Check them out below.
• 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing17 million tons of CO2. 9 out of every 1,000 computers are infected with spam.
• The first known cell phone virus, Cabir.A, appeared in 2004.
• Since 2008, video games have outsold movie DVDs.
• The first electronic computer ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet.
• There are about 5000 new computer viruses released every month. What?!!
• Amazon sells more e-books than printed books.
• Facebook has more than 1.3 billion registered users; about 100 million of those are fake profiles.
• About 3 billion people connect to the Internet; 850 million of them speak just English.
• Google indexed its 1 trillionth unique URL on July 25, 2008. That is thought to be about 20% of all the pages on the Internet but a high percentage of the World Wide Web (the public Internet).
• One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2. But since you hardly get an answer from one search, a typical search session produces about the same amount of CO2 as does boiling a kettle.
• Google handles about 1 billion search queries every day, releasing some 200 tons of CO2 per day.