Submitted by Yashika kapoor on February 14, 2011 - 4:56am
Findings of a new study revealed that humans can store 295 exabytes of data, which is equivalent to reading 174 newspapers regularly.
The revolutionary study has been initiated by a team of researchers, headed by Martin Hilbert of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
"We live in a world where economies, political freedom and cultural growth increasingly depend on our technological capabilities. This is the first time-series study to quantify humankind's ability to handle information,” said the lead investigator.
The researchers found that 94 percent of the human memory capacity is in digital form and the rest is in analog form.