Friday, December 11, 2009

Average person consumes 34GB of data daily


Average person consumes 34GB of data daily
The average person is exposed to some 34GB of electronic data every day,
according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of California
San Diego said that a recent survey of Americans showed that the
consumers in the US on average look at some 3.4 zettabytes (3,400
trillion gigabytes) of digital information each year.

The study added digital information consumed through television,
computer, radio and recorded audio that each person observes. The
intake, however, may not be as evenly spread out as the 34GB per person
figure would suggest. While researchers note that users are spending
more time absorbing electronic information, much of the massive data
load was attributed to richer, more dense digital data sources.

The overwhelming majority of the data load came from intake of data from
computer games, movies and television. Gaming in particular accounted
for 54% of all data intake, with high-end PC gaming alone accounting for
38.56% of the total.

Researchers suggested that the recent leaps in graphics and processing
power in high performance gaming is causing a smaller percentage of the
population to consume a massive amount of digital information in the
form of richer, more detailed 3D imagery.

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December 11, 2009

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