Information explosionInformation created in 2002 would fill 500,000 U.S. Libraries of Congress: studyBy 10/29/2003|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/05/2003 The information explosion is continuing, as enough new information was created around the world last year to fill 500,000 U.S. Libraries of Congress, according to a study out of the University of California at Berkeley.There was about five billion gigabytes of new data created in 2002, which works out to about 800 megabytes per person. Translated into paper terms, that’s the equivalent of a stack of books nine metres (or 30 feet) high for every person. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.