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By the numbers

Interesting statistics to help you think about how our world is changing.

Issue 24 - The Internet of Things (IoT)

50 billion Devices connected by 2020

82% Businesses connected by 2017

1.9 trillion Economic value-add in 2020

1 billion TVs connected in four years

1.5 billion Cars connected in 2020

200 megabytes Yearly data generated by an IoT-connected cow

240.3 undecillion Possible addresses to support IoT using Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the latest version of the system of digital rules for data exchange on the Internet

Issue 23 - MOOCs By The Numbers Hope or Hype?

181,000,000 Money raised since April 2012 by MOOC providers Coursera, Edx, Udacity, Udemy

296 Universities and colleges offering MOOCs

1,781 MOOC courses

40% Percent of Coursera students from developing countries

12 Languages of MOOC courses

1,765 MOOC instructors

13,000,000 Registered users of MOOCs

Issue 22 - What Keeps you up at night? The rapid pace of change!

Growth of the Web

43.7 million websites (in 2003)

785.3 million websites (in 2013)

Delivering services to mobile users

650 million cell phones (in 2003)

1.8 billion cell phones, including 1 billion smartphones (in 2013)"

Building a collection of e-books

280,590 available e-book titles (in 2003)

4.1 million available e-book titles (in 2013)

Planning for high-speed Internet access

63 million global wired broadband users (in 2003)

696 million global wired broadband users (in 2013)

Planning for high-speed Internet access

8.8 million global mobile broadband users (in 2003)

2.1 billion global mobile broadband users (in 2013)

Supporting online education

34.5% of universities/colleges offer fully online programs (in 2003)

62.4% of universities/colleges offer fully online programs (in 2013)

Issue 20 - We're living in a networked world

158 Number of items ordered per second on on its peak day

6,945 Average number of tracks downloaded per minute from iTunes

3,344 Average number of Web transactions per user per day

46% Percentage of Internet users who post to a social network original photos and videos they have created themselves

64% Percentage of smartphones powered by Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system

$249,900,000,000 Market value of Google (network strategy) when it displaced Microsoft (desktop strategy) as the second largest technology company in the world (Apple being the first)

Issue 19 - It's an 'e' world

2,267,233,742 Internet users worldwide, up from 1,319,000,000 in 2007

644,275,754 Number of websites as of March 2012, up from 155,230,051 in 2007

47,097 Magazines, newspapers, newsletters, newswires and TV/radio transcripts around the world that offer online full text, up from approximately 5,500 in 2000

183% Percentage by which public library e-book collections increased in 2011

112 The number of e-mails sent and received each day by the typical user, up from 42 in 2005

88 Number of journal titles out of 5,400 that remain in print at Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University