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It Could Take 300 Years to Index All the World's Information

10/8/2005
<p>Google CEO Eric Schmidt</p>

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Google CEO Eric Schmidt speculated on October 8, 2005 that it may take three hundred years to index all the world's information and make it searchable.

" 'We did a math exercise and the answer was 300 years,' Schmidt said in response to an audience question asking for a projection of how long the company's mission will take. 'The answer is it's going to be a very long time.'

"Of the approximately 5 million terabytes of information out in the world, only about 170 terabytes have been indexed, he said earlier during his speech."

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