Michael Stevens postulates that the entire Internet is about as heavy as a strawberry.

IT’S LIKE THAT EXPERIMENT where a physician placed a dying patient on a scale to see if he lost any weight upon dying, the theory being that if he did, that weight could be the weight of his soul.

Okay, it’s only sort of like that.

In this video, Michael Stevens explains that the Internet, a massive collection of information, actually does have weight. Consider, for example, The New York Times piece claiming that a Kindle gets heavier, albeit almost immeasurably so, when it’s loaded with books. In short: information is stored in binary, which physically exist because of electrons, which have mass.

For a not-so-short-but-still-extremely-interesting explanation….watch the vid.

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