Are there more digital messages or stars in the universe? [VIDEO]

There’s an old brain teaser that asks: Are there more stars in the sky or grains of sand on all the beaches? With all the messages flying around these days, we thought we’d update that question for the digital age: Are there more digital messages or stars in a galaxy? 

Every year, more than 100 trillion messages are sent and received worldwide. That’s a huge number. And like the physical universe, this number is expanding as more and more people come online and start messaging. 

In this video enFact we do the math on just how big 100 trillion really is. 

Read the original version of this enFact here.

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