The Human Factor

The capacity of the human brain to understand data limits the generation of new data, says a paper from Claudius Gros, Gregor Kaczor, and Dimitrije Marković from Goethe University at arXiv. They collected millions of files from the Internet that corresponded to a storage volume of 284 to 675 terabytes, and studied how the file sizes were distributed.

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