Gizmodo reports on a new world map produced by John Matherly: A Map of Every Device in the World That’s Connected to the Internet.
You may ask – why are China and India so dark? Keep in mind that this is a map of devices connected to the Internet, not people. And in 2012, the estimated number of devices connected to the Internet was 8.7 billion, larger than the world’s population. This will grow to 15 billion devices connected by 2015, and around 40 billion devices by 2020. [How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The “Internet of Things” (IoT)?]. There may be more people in China and India, but there are more devices in Europe and North America.