Your Brain vs. Google

Do you know the human brain contains about 80-100 billion cells? That’s more than enough for several lifetimes. Yet like Albert Einstein pointed out, most humans use far less than their installed capacity.

Do you know Google has information that’s up to 10-15 exabytes? Don’t know what an exabyte is? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. An exabyte is one million terabytes. And if you don’t know what that is also, then ask Google. This isn’t a computer science class. Just know that it’s a HUGE mass of data!

Now the folks at Google have been able to organize this data so well and maximize it’s usage, that the company is worth well over $365 billion. That’s $1 billion for every day of the year. Now isn’t that interesting?

But the truth is Google has nothing compared to your brain! J‎ust think about it for a moment: One gram of human DNA can store 700 terabytes of data. That’s 14,000 50-gigabyte Blu-ray discs… in a droplet of DNA that would fit on the tip of your pinky finger. Okay so I’ll stop with the numbers, before I get confused. But I hope you get my point? You have enormous abilities stored between your ears than you’re currently deploying.

Truth is most of us don’t stretch our brains by any extent. It very much mirrors how much of us also use the search engine Google. Most people use it to search for information especially when arguing with your friends, watch funny comedy videos on Youtube, send out email and look for naked pictures of Kim K. That’s pretty much it for 90% of people and they wonder why the world seems to be coming to an end? But there are other cool tools on Google that maybe you didn’t know like: Google drawings, Google translate, Google trends, Google scholar, Google sites, Google hangouts, Google Admob, Google glasses, Google documents etc. It’s a lot!

Also between your ears are a ton of ideas, innovation and insight that you currently aren’t using. Perhaps it’s excusable that you didn’t have that information in the past, but now you do. You have 80 billion brain cells each able to store more information than the phone or tablet you’re holding right now. Google can gather intellectual and cognitive intelligence as much as they can, but you have emotional intelligence something Google can never fake. So really what’s your excuse?

What you don’t have in your head, you can get on your smart phone. So again what’s your excuse?

You have all the tools you need to survive in the Information Age today need a free scholarship? Google it. Need to know how to rig an improvised explosive device? Google it. Need to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit? Google it. Need today’s exchange rate from dollars to euros? Again… it’s Google. Need to write a love letter to your online lover in French? You guessed right! It’s Google! (see I told you were smart)

Funny thing is, your brain can do the same thing if only you would apply yourself. This sounds like what my mum used to tell me when I was in Secondary school. But sadly she didn’t explain it this way. If she did, Lord knows I would have been a NASA astronaut or Nobel prize physicist…anyways…

Bottomline: If you have a brain and you also have a smart phone, you are easily the smartest person in the room. ‎You are limitless.

What are you using your brain and smart phone for?

Photo credit: ‎Silicon Angle

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3 thoughts on “Your Brain vs. Google

  1. An impressive message Mr. Ebuka.

    The brain is truly a high-powered, high-capacity muscle. By the Principle of Use, the more it is used & stretched, the stronger & more productive it becomes!