How Big Is the Internet? Bigger than Humanity

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There are more things connected to the internet than there are people on the planet. Think about that for a second; that’s not just smart devices or computers, it’s everything that’s connected to the internet.

The tipping point came, according to Dave Evans at Cisco, in 2008, and it’ll only keep going.

By 2020, 50 billion “things” will be talking to the internet. What kind of things? Well, thankfully Evans has created this neat infographic to explain that very thing – and make you think about the internet in a different way as a result.

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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