There is only one of you
Ponder this for a moment: as big and as global as the Internet is, every single human being is born with a far more impressive network. It’s called a brain.
I learned last week from author Steven Campbell (Making Your Mind Magnificent) that the human brain has more than 100 billion neurons (that’s not a typo!). But, as Campbell says,
…this is nothing! Each of those neurons has an average of 10,000 connections to other neurons. This computes to 100,000,000,000 connections! That is a quantity found by multiplying 100 billion times 100 billion, times 100 billion…ten thousand times. As a comparison, 100 billion multiplied by 40,000 is a number larger than the number of stars in the Milky Way. We truly cannot fathom the number of connections our brain has.
(Making Your Mind Magnificent, p.4)
Campbell is describing the network inside just one human brain! And there are upwards of 7 billion human beings alive today – most of them in possession of a functioning brain.