Two data points from China, thanks to the China Net Investor blog.
- One single Chinese telephone company, China Mobile, now has 301 million wireless subscribers. As of July 2006, the population of the United States was estimated at 298,444,215.
- According to the China Internet Network Information Center the number of Internet users in China reached 137 million at the end of 2006, jumping by 26 million, or 23.4 percent, from 2005.
But the increase in spam, viruses, and associated malware may well be too much for civilization to withstand.