Big data is often referred to as a gold mine for progress and innovation. Its research and application is gaining momentum in every field. When applied prudently, it can slow the onset of disease, battle crime rates, enhance social media feeds, predict business fluctuations, and provide entertainment personalized to the consumer. The potential for change is as infinite as the universe of data itself.

Theorists have determined that 90% of current data in the world has been created in just the past several years. By comparing data storage capacity to physical weight, this infographic by Experian Data Quality provides a unique, entertaining perspective on the expansiveness of the world of data. It would be an excellent tool to get children interested in data science.

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A Visualization of Data's Size

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