• 16 tons
  • She never will tell!!!! Her age either!!!!!!1:)
  • Nothing! It's information. And an idea. Not a physical thing.
  • Enough for there to be an end...or maybe many ends...
  • Thats heavy man, heavy.
  • Ask Bill Gates, i bet he knows.
  • Are you talking Nett weight?
  • 1) "Taking Holliday’s 40-petabyte figure and plugging it into the same formula that we worked out for our 50-kilobyte e-mail results in a grand total of 1.3 x 10-8 pound. At last, after much scribbling (and perhaps a little cursing), we had our answer: The weight of the Internet adds up to just about 0.2 millionths of an ounce." Source and further information: 2) "A statistically rough ( one sigma) estimate might be 75-100 million servers @ ~350-550 watts each. Call it Forty Billion Watts or ~ 40 GW. Silicon logic runs at three volts or so, and as the electron's mass is 9.1 x ten to the minus 31 grams, an Ampere is some ten to the eighteenth electrons a second, and the average chip runs at a Gigaherz , fairly straightforward calculation reveals that some 50 grams of electrons in motion make up the Internet. Applying the unreasonable power of dimensional analysis to the small tonnage of silicon involved yields much the same answer. The flip side of Moore's Law is that as etched circuitry shrinks , the transistors within the silicon pizzas chip foundries produce end up weighing next to nothing. State-of-the-art 100 nanometer transistors run a million trillion to a ton . So as of today, cyberspace weighs less than two ounces." Source and further information: 3) Further information: - "Just how much does the internet actually weigh?" - "How much does the internet weigh?" - "How Much Does The Internet Weigh?"
  • At times it can be very heavy.
  • Virtually nothing!
  • Well, the Macbook seems to handle it at, like, a couple of ounces. So, maybe about a pound or so ;)
  • I'm glad it *doesnt* weigh anything, because if it did, with all the stuff on it, anywhere there was a computer hooked up to the net, there would just be a huge hole in the ground from the unbelievable amount weight.
  • Given that the internet is a "series of tubes," several factors such as material density, width, and any additional structural supports must be taken into account. Thanks Ted Stevens! =D
  • Well, my laptop weighs like 4lbs, and most of that is hardware... Eleventy-nine grams?
  • It carries all the burdens of the downtrodden, all the weight of the guilty, all the baggage of those who refuse to let go of the is a googleplex times an infinite will hurt your head to try to calculate something so enormous! :(
  • 3.19 lbs. Exactly.
  • We can take either the weight of all the computers ( and maybe the electricity generators and distribution lines divided by percent usage ) involved, or we could just weigh all the memory storage involved, or we could just weigh all the electrons involved. Have fun guys, I have other things to do. :)

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