I came across this somewhere I can’t actually recall but I’ve watched it no less than 2 dozen times. It’s just such a terrific view into how technology eats things.

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What is most fascinating to me is that you can see some general trend that is likely to happen again, although I can’t quite imagine what the again part will look like.

Consumption typically follows cost, portability, speed of delivery, and storage capacity.

The recent growth that’s overtaken a large percentage of the market is download volume which seems perfectly rational but here’s my question…

What’s next?

When the internet has it’s own storage we don’t need to download anything because the world is streaming… Will we still download it?

Streaming solutions may be the first solution that don’t have a storage limit.

Either way. Cool stuff.