A trillion. One trillion.

That’s how many times people watched YouTube videos this year. That works out to 140 YouTube viewing sessions for every person on earth. That’s twice as many viewing sessions as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. That’s a thousand billion videos. That’s a lot of videos.

Now I’m going to make you despair for society.

You ready?

I don’t think you are.

I really worry that you aren’t ready for what I’m about to tell you.

Take a seat.

Have a glass of water nearby.

Oh, I shouldn’t have even started in on this.

The number one most viewed video was...



So long, civilization. You had a good run.


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Dear John Moe,

You have contributed to the the end of life as we know it by embedding that video. Thanks, man. I mean really. Someone is going to click on it from your site and we don't know which view will finally tip the balance to push our solar system in to a black hole.

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