The Internet weighs about as much as a strawberry

Science shows that information actually weighs something

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A viral video making the rounds is "How Much Does The Internet Weigh?" from the folks at Vsauce. It's an entertaining look at the concept of data actually possessing some weight, although we can't really measure the weight of an individual data point, when taken altogether we get something to the effect of something that does weigh something. Got that?

At the moment, the entire Internet weighs about the same as a single strawberry. I think we need to do a lot more communicating and pontificating in order to get that weight up to a box of Cocoa Puffs.

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