A few chosen facts to guide our thinking:
5 billion people in the world without access to Internet, as of 2013. What happens when they come online? Some interesting theories in Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen’s book on the New Digital Age (if you cut through some of the more hyperbolic predictions)
Only 20% of global production are exports. Our world is not as globalized as we’d like to think. Source: Ethan Zuckerman on Surprisingly Free.
One in every six people have their fingerprints on file. According to Stuff You Should Know podcast.