"Data creation is exploding. With all the selfies and useless files people refuse to delete on the Cloud - 92% of the world's data was created in the last two years alone. At the current rate, the world's data storage capiacity will be overtaken by next Spring. It will be nothing short of a catastrophe: data shortages, data rationing, data black markets... Datageddon!"
Gavin Belson, founder & CEO of Hooli, Inc.
(Silicon Valley, co-created by Mike Judge, episode 2.1)
The Frustrated CFO's commentary: For years now, the genius that lives in my home has been responding to all innovations of information technology with the same mantra: "As long as the servers can bear it." I humbly concur. And it is reassuring that exactly the same sentiments are finally being verbalized through a pop-culture medium, such as HBO. It is especially awesome and scary that this confirmation of the imminent future comes courtesy of the prophetic marvel Mike Judge - the one third of, what I call, the Trinity of the Eye-Opening Truth (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Mike Judge). It's scary because the man possesses Cassandra's foresight: In 2006 when the incredible cult classic Idiocracy came out, it was written off by distributors as a campy sci-fi; eight years later people started creating lists of Mike Judge's predictions that already came true: on birth rates, on advertising, on entertainment, on language, on political process, etc. Not everyone is as fortunate as I am to have a warning oracle at home. Hence, they should pay attention to Mr. Judge and his collaborators.