At the dawn of our universe, all that is and ever will be was packed into a point smaller than an atom. Fast forward 13.7 billion years and one gram of DNA—still infinitely small, but thousands of times bigger—can house “200 times more data than every indexed website in 2003.
The Internet is also growing—doubling in size every five years. Funny thing, the universe is growing too, though not quite as fast.
Welcome to The B I/O G, The Link ’s science & tech blog. This is blog post one—the singularity.
We start off with a little reorientation.
This interactive scaling of the universe takes you through every level of matter in the cosmos. From quantum quarks and theoretical strings to quasars and Superclusters, you can see how everything fits—even us, in our own humbly minute way.
Until next week, keep in mind these words from the Godfather, William Gibson:
“A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he’d taken and the corners he’d cut in Night City, and he’d still see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void…”
In case he was wondering, tell Niels Bohr, now we have some hope of making progress.
Bitted and spaced,
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