Just how much time do we spend online? Rather a lot, it would seem. According to We Are Social’s latest study, the world’s internet users will cumulatively spend a mind-boggling 1.25 billion years online in 2020.
To put that into perspective, the first fossil records of complex life forms date from the start of the Cambrian explosion – only 541 million years ago. And if we go back all the way to 1.25 billion years ago? Scientists believe early plants were only just starting to photosynthesise.