How many photos have we taken?

Our lives are always being recorded each day. With the increase in cameras and places to share them, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we document the everlasting days we spend with each other, as well as own lives. Though, have you ever wondered how many pictures we’ve actually taken? How fast are we subconsciously snapping photos with our iPhones? With an estimated 2.5 billion people who already have digital cameras, who may on average, take about 150 photos this year, along with the 70 billion photos that are being uploaded onto Facebook, we’re looking at a staggering 375 billion photos! Not only that, but even Facebook has nearly 140 million photos; that’s over 10,000 times larger than the Library of Congress. However, in truth, with all the birthday parties, sport games, concerts, and all the events that are being illustrated in rich detail, we are taking clearer and clearer snapshots of our daily lives, amassing up to 3.5 trillion photos in total, and the growth of these photos still continue. This approximation dates from 200 years ago, but this number doesn’t even include all the millions of images that have been lost in forgotten albums, old shoeboxes, or even our littered hard drives. In essence, the photos we take our precious and quite meaningful, as they describe and reflect who we are and where we come from. So the next time you take a photo, remember that it goes to the collection of pictures that define humanity. Nevertheless, I’ve only explained the surface of this topic, so let’s give someone else a turn:

Source: 1000Memories

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