Anand Mahindra thinks we “already live in the Matrix”; here’s why

Industrialist Anand Mahindra never fails to have a spiritual view of issues. This time is no different. Mahindra shared an interesting internet traffic statistic which shows that the human race is a minority in the internet world.

There are almost 5 billion internet users in the world, almost 63% of the world’s population, since public internet use began in the 1990s. However, according to a statistic shared by Mahindra, only 38.5% of Internet traffic is made up of humans.

The remaining 61.5% are non-humans, including crawlers, scrapers, cryptos, hacking tools and other human imitators, small bits of code that roam the web.

This amazing data was originally shared by a Twitter page named “World of Statistics” and now Mahindra has retweeted it. He captioned the post, saying, “We already live in the Matrix.” Since being shared, the post has garnered over 1,000 likes so far. The comments section saw a number of hilarious responses from users. Some of them were amazed after reading the amazing fact.

One user thanked the entrepreneur for the “remarkable little anecdote”.

Another jokingly said: “That’s why Elon sir canceled the Twitter offers.”

One person noted, “Part of being 38.5% never felt so good.”

One individual explained, “This is a digital matrix, with the highest cybersecurity risk at 61.5%, increased awareness is a deterrent.”

Here are some other reactions:

Previously, this data also caught the eye of global business magnate Elon Musk. He only responded with a few exclamation points that underscored his concern about it. Musk’s post racked up nearly 50,000 likes at that time.

Professor Simon Hegelich from the University of Munich found in another study that many social media accounts have the capacity to transmit messages and links, as well as thousands of comments per day. Professor Hegelich said that since these bots behave like people online, it’s impossible for regular users to tell them apart.

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