The next 5,000 days of the web

Its one thing to look at the past, but entirely different to see trends of the future. At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days?


1 billion PC chips on the internet
2 million emails per second
1 million IM messages per second
8 terrabytes per second traffic
65 billion phone calls per year
255 exabytes magnetic storage
1 million voice queries per hour
2 billion location nodes activated
600 billion RFID tags in use