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It is exponentially increasing. More people are using the internet and they are using it more. There are 5 billion people with mobile handsets and 3.6 billion of them use the internet on their mobile devices. Fixed networks, internet cafés, the total internet user population is 4.5 billion people.
The total electric energy consumptions of humans (the whole world) is 23,000 Terawatt hours (TWh) as of 2020. Many sites and research suggest internet and communication technologies use about 10% of the electricity. Networks around the world fixed and wireless is 1,000 TWh. Consumer devices use about 1,500 TWh. Data centers 500 TWh. Production of ICT 400 TWh. The total is 2,400 TWh. British Nature Science Journal 12 September 2018 article puts it in a very neat graph below.
If we continue at this pace Nature predicts 20%, other sources predict 50% of world electricity will be consumed by internet and communication technologies.
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