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How Much Does The Internet Weigh?

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Izaq
Male, 30-39, Europe
 175 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 4:48:24 AM
The internet weighs nothing!

The explanation in the video is bogus. If you put an electron in a flash cell the electrical field would cause the same the same positive charge to be stored on the opposing side of the capacitor. The positive charge is the lack of an electron.

Hence, putting an electron in a flash device makes an electron leave the device. (Or else there would be no current running through the device either).

Therefore a flash device weighs the same no matter if all zeros or all ones are stored in it.

Therefore the internet weighs nothing!

Or think of it another way: If we all agreed that 0 is 1, and 1 is 0 (inverted storage), then the weight of the internet would be negative?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33697 Posts
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:46:45 AM

The most useless thing to know.

skullgrin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 895 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 9:46:23 PM
"This is dumb, data can't be measured by weight. it's like asking what color is the internet? "

he even explained out it could be in the video...

gcghost
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 168 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 12:15:43 PM
@paperduck Ok. Which weighs more, a blank sheet of paper or an identical piece of paper with words printed on it?

diylobotomy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1637 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 7:34:58 AM
@paperduck, well that's obvious. The internet is a rainbow. A rainbow being shat by a pop tart cat.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1580 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 4:32:39 AM
This is dumb, data can't be measured by weight. it's like asking what color is the internet?

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3166 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 4:29:32 AM
Spock knows this.

Evil_Eye
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1433 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 1:00:35 AM
This reminds me of The IT Crowd... "It's so light!"

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 6:07:40 PM
Of course the internet weighs very little. Information is measured in bytes, not grams.... silly vsauce guy. In fact the whole point of technological development is to not make it weigh as much, ie, less electrons per byte, ie less power used per calculation or per byte stored.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15497 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 5:09:53 PM
Wake me up when the Internet gets to weight an ounce

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 4:42:01 PM
#$%&@!!! GODDAMN IDIOT!!!! PASSING ON HIS STUPIDITY TO THE NEXT GENERATION!!!! The battery doesn't "gain weight", either! This jackhole seems to think all the electrons run out of it and you have to fill it back up again!! DUMBASS!!! %*&$#@ DUMBASS!!!

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 4:39:29 PM
WRONG. Those gates use charge transfer, the charges are always balanced. Doesn't really "gain" anything.

Fazerella
Female, 13-17, Europe
 109 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 1:48:19 PM
This guy's channel has some really amazing videos. I recommend checking them out.

Viden
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 56 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 1:24:00 PM
Did anyone else go "Look, he's in a holodeck!" I'm such a hopeless nerd...

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 12:42:41 PM
@Molehouse
We keep it legit. Don't be a hater.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3098 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 12:32:58 PM
One thing that is flawed, I believe, about his logic regarding the mass of the information on the Internet, is that much of it is NOT stored electronically, but magnetically. The material used to store information on a hard drive is always present, it's just magnetized one way or another. Changing it's polarity shouldn't change it's mass (think about flipping a bar magnet around). Solid state stuff, I can definitely see.

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 12:15:45 PM
That was absolutely fantastic. Really, really mind blowing.

Molehouse
Male, 13-17, Europe
 304 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 12:01:57 PM
Imperial measurements? Really, America?

ladyObored
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 408 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:54:46 AM
...what...?

danagamer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 639 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:42:15 AM
WOW! NOW THAT'S REALLY zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Monosandalos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 253 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:30:40 AM
@xmastree_ph: Those extra electrons come from the battery. So when you next charge your Kindle, it will weigh more. In theory.

xmastree_ph
Male, 40-49, Europe
 416 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:04:36 AM
I'm not sure. The kindle gains weight when you fill it with data? It gets its data wirelessly, so where does the mass come from? Sure, those gates might end up with more electrons in them, but those electrons had to be already there in the first place.
So maybe this means the actual data has mass (which is the whole point), but the kindle itself doesn't gain any.

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:50:26 AM
Why'd he let the strawberry drop to the floor? :(

Buiadh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 6651 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:48:43 AM
Intersting.

My only gripe is the change from metric measurement to imperial.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Sunday, November 06, 2011 10:48:06 AM
Brought to you by Al Gore


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