There are over 1.5 billion people on the internet today - that means if the online community were a country, it would be the most populous one.
There are two billion searches (a quarter of which are new queries) and 100 billion emails a day.
And, according to some, the amount of information that was stored in just one year (2011) was 50 times more than what was created in the entire history of mankind.
Yet, Nikesh Arora, the fourth most important executive at Google, after founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt, says you have seen nothing yet.
That's because the online world is moving fast from migrants to natives, making net connectivity a "must-have" from "nice-to-have" just five years ago.
"People like you and I are migrants in this online country. But people of my daughter's generation are natives because they haven't seen a world without Google or Facebook," Arora, Google's Chief Business Officer, says. He should know.
Text: Shyamal Majumdar, Business Standard
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