The IDC has just released a report (PDF) that says the amount of digital data we’ve collected exceeds the amount of space we have to hold it all. Right now, we collect nearly 45GB per person. That’s an amazing amount of data. The expectation is that by 2011, we’ll only be able to store half of what we produce! Video and imagery accounts for the lion’s share of this growth.
Sitting over here this afternoon attempting to backup nearly a terrabyte of aerial photography, I can’t help but notice this problem might be something we in the geospatial community might what to keep in the back of our heads.
Via ars technica