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Digital content will be half 'Earth's mass' by 2245 as 'information catastrophe' looms

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The number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years, according to a new study that warns of an impending 'information catastrophe'

Period11 Aug 2020 → 30 Aug 2020

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TitleDigital Data Will Fill the Earth by 2245
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSuara.com
Media typeWeb
CountryIndonesia
Date30/08/20
DescriptionDigital information available on Earth will increase with time and changing times. In a few short centuries, scientists predict that the total number of digital bits produced each year by humans could exceed the number of atoms on Earth
URLhttps://www.suara.com/tekno/2020/08/30/120000/wadidaw-data-digital-bakal-penuhi-bumi-pada-2245
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleIs there a digital apocalypse ahead?
Media name/outletComputerworld Poland
CountryPoland
Date28/08/20
DescriptionA new study by Melvin Vopson says the number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years
Producer/AuthorJanusz Chustecki
URLhttps://www.computerworld.pl/news/Czy-czeka-nas-cyfrowa-apokalipsa,422604.html
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleInformation could be half the world's mass by 2245, says researcher
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNetwork World
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date27/08/20
DescriptionA new study by Dr Melvin Vopson says the number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years
Producer/AuthorPatrick Nelson
URLhttps://www.networkworld.com/article/3570438/information-could-be-half-the-worlds-mass-by-2245-says-researcher.html#tk.rss_all
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitlePhysics ('thought experiment'): if energy = mass (Einstein) 'in 2245 half the mass of the earth consists of digital bits'
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletTpooktech
Media typeWeb
CountryNetherlands
Date19/08/20
DescriptionReports on a study by Melvin Vopson in which he argues information is more than an abstract entity, but also a 'physical, dominant, fifth state of matter' now outpacing all other matter
Producer/AuthorMichiel Mans
URLtiny.cc/31hqsz
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleIs half of the earth in 2245 made up of digital bits?
Media name/outletNew Scientist.nl
CountryNetherlands
Date18/08/20
DescriptionHumanity is increasingly producing digital information. Servers are made from raw materials such as silicon and copper to store all those bits of information. Coal, oil and gas are converted to power these servers. Is the biosphere gradually turning into an 'infosphere'? Yes, says University of Portsmouth physicist Melvin Vopson in a highly theoretical thought experiment
Producer/AuthorDorine Schenk
URLhttps://www.newscientist.nl/nieuws/bestaat-de-helft-van-de-aarde-in-2245-uit-digitale-bits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bestaat-de-helft-van-de-aarde-in-2245-uit-digitale-bits
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleEarth is Threatened by Information Disaster Due to the Flood of Digital Content
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletdetiki-Net
Media typeWeb
CountryIndonesia
Date18/08/20
DescriptionResearcher Melvin Vopson of the University of Portsmouth in the UK predicts that our growing supply of digital information could have dramatic and unpredictable consequences that will be problematic for the planet
URLhttps://inet.detik.com/science/d-5137545/bumi-terancam-bencana-informasi-akibat-banjir-konten-digital
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleThe ‘information disaster’ on Earth will occur in 2245
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletXaLuan.com
Media typeWeb
CountryAustralia
Date15/08/20
DescriptionScientists say that with the current situation, digital content on the Earth is on the rise, and could be half the mass of the Earth by 2245
URLhttps://www.xaluan.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2884540
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleInformation Catastrophe: Digital Content to Surpass Half the Mass of Earth by This Year
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletIBTimes Singapore
Media typeWeb
CountrySingapore
Date14/08/20
DescriptionReports on a new study by Melvin Vopson in which he argues information is more than an abstract entity, but also a 'physical, dominant, fifth state of matter' now outpacing all other matter
Producer/AuthorNirmal Narayanan
URLhttps://www.ibtimes.sg/information-catastrophe-digital-content-surpass-half-mass-earth-by-this-year-50070
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleDigital data could overtake Earth’s actual atoms, physicist says
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNewExpressNews.com
Media typeWeb
CountryIndia
Date14/08/20
DescriptionPrecious metals and fossil fuels used to create and power the server farms and other infrastructure that will eventually blast these words onto your retinas are being converted to information. Eventually all those digital bits will actually outnumber all the atoms on Earth, according to one theoretical physicist
URLhttps://www.newexpressnews.com/digital-data-could-overtake-earths-actual-atoms-physicist-says-cnet/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleInformation catastrophe: when will the mass of information equal the mass of the Earth?
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletKopalniawiedzy.pl
Media typeWeb
CountryPoland
Date14/08/20
DescriptionMelvin Vopson has published an article in which he lists the approximate moment of an informational catastrophe , an event caused by an increasing amount of digital information produced , for which we will need more energy to process and store than we currently produce, and the mass of stored information will be half the mass of the Earth.
URLhttps://kopalniawiedzy.pl/energia-potrzebna-do-wytworzenia-informacji-masa-informacji-masa-Ziemi-entropia-informacyjna-katastrofa,32499
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleDigital data could overtake Earth's actual atoms, physicist says
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletCNet
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/08/20
DescriptionSome physicists think our data is as real as the air we breathe and it may eventually overtake our world
Producer/AuthorEric Mack
URLhttps://www.cnet.com/news/digital-data-could-overtake-earths-actual-atoms-physicist-says/#ftag=CADf328eec
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleThis is when Earth won’t be able to sustain its digital data
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNew York Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/08/20
DescriptionDigital content is on track to equal half of Earth’s mass by 2245, according to new research
Producer/AuthorJames Rogers
URLhttps://nypost.com/2020/08/13/this-is-when-earth-wont-be-able-to-sustain-its-digital-data/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleDigital content will be half 'Earth's mass' by 2245 as 'information catastrophe' looms
Media name/outletThe Amed Post
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/08/20
DescriptionDigital content is on track to equal half of Earth’s mass by 2245, according to new research

The research by Melvin Vopson highlights the physics of information creation and the demands of storing vast quantities of digital data
URLhttps://amedpost.com/digital-content-will-be-half-earths-mass-by-2245-as-information-catastrophe-looms/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleThe physicist claims that digital information threatens to consume the planet’s mass
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNews Beezer
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/08/20
DescriptionThe world could be heading for an “information disaster” as the rate of digital bit production continues to increase with no sign of stopping, new research shows
URLhttps://newsbeezer.com/the-physicist-claims-that-digital-information-threatens-to-consume-the-planets-mass/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleNumber of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years with the world becoming 'mostly computer simulated' by 2170, study warns
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/08/20
DescriptionThe number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years, according to a new study that warns of an impending 'information catastrophe'

By 2170, the world will be 'mostly computer simulated and dominated by digital bits and computer code', the study claims
Producer/AuthorJonathan Chadwick
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8615541/Number-digital-bits-overtake-number-atoms-Earth-2170.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleOur digital content is on track to equal half of the Earth’s mass by 2245
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe i
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/08/20
DescriptionAs the amount of digital content the world generates rapidly increases, we’re on course for an ‘information catastrophe’, a report finds
Producer/AuthorRhiannon Williams
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/technology/digital-content-photos-videos-apps-earths-mass-warning-energy-crisis-576705
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleDigital content to total half Earth's mass by 2245
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletUPI.com
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/08/20
DescriptionEvery day, Earth's natural resources are converted into digital information. As more and more raw materials and fossil fuels are used to power the computer systems and servers that support the digital economy, the Earth gets a little smaller and the world's digital footprint grows a little bigger
Producer/AuthorBrooks Hays
URLhttps://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/08/11/Digital-content-to-total-half-Earths-mass-by-2245/6541597161350/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitlePredicted 'information Catastrophe' May Be Caused By Fifth State Of Matter
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletInverse
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/08/20
DescriptionIn a new study, researcher Melvin Vopson predicts that the weight of this information could equal that of half the Earth by the year 2245, creating what the study calls an "information catastrophe."
URLhttps://www.inverse.com/innovation/information-could-be-a-fifth-state-of-matter
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleDigital Content on Track to Equal Half Earth’s Mass by 2245
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletAIP Advances
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/08/20
DescriptionAs we use resources, such as coal, oil, natural gas, copper, silicon and aluminum, to power massive computer farms and process digital information, our technological progress is redistributing Earth’s matter from physical atoms to digital information - the fifth state of matter, alongside liquid, solid, gas and plasma
URLhttps://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/digital-content-on-track-to-equal-half-earths-mass-by-2245/
PersonsMelvin Vopson
TitleNumber of digital bits will overtake atoms on Earth by 2170
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBig World Tale
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/08/20
DescriptionThe number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years with the world becoming ‘mostly computer simulated’ by 2170, a study warns
URLhttps://bigworldtale.com/science/number-of-digital-bits-will-overtake-atoms-on-earth-by-2170/
PersonsMelvin Vopson

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