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Now There Are More Internet Addresses Than Stars in the Universe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by youredthiswrong, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. youredthiswrong

    youredthiswrong New Member

    Long story short: After this week’s switchover to a new protocol called IPv6, there are a whole lot of IP addresses on the Internet.

    How many more?

    Just one day after the world wide web made a permanent and forever change on Wednesday, CNN reported the Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion unique addresses. That’s 340 undecillion.

    We knew the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 would make a bunch of new addresses available. But this is a growth of 79 octillion (billion billion billion), according to the report.

    But we have no frames of reference for a number that large, so let’s put it into context for a moment.
    340 trillion trillion trillion is:Source: http://mashable.com/2012/06/07/now-there-are-more-internet-addresses-than-stars-in-the-universe/

    Holy crap!
  2. dexterlablab1

    dexterlablab1 New Member

    I don't know if I can believe that. Given the fact that man has never explored the universe in its entirety, saying there are more net addresses than stars is extremely premature.
  3. NewDCD

    NewDCD New Member

    What Dexter said. We should say that we have more addresses than KNOWN stars in the universe. Not to mention the fact that the universe is constantly expanding.
  4. youredthiswrong

    youredthiswrong New Member

    They're all estimations, there's obviously no way to know exactly how many stars there are in the entire Universe as its dimension still remains unknown.


  5. Epicfied

    Epicfied New Member

    That's insane and as said above, there's no way to know how accurate that is.
    We don't know how many stars are in the Universe.
    However, the number of IP adresses is acurate in the way they described it in numbers.
    It's almost unbelievable.
  6. neverforget98

    neverforget98 New Member

    That's freaking crazy. I knew there was a lot of people/addresses on the internet, but I didn't think there was that many!

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