So I got to wondering the other day about something, if data has physical weight. I know it sounds funny but think of this scenario:
You by a brand new 2GB flash drive.
You take out the flash drive and weigh it on a scale precise to the 500th decimal place (it measures in grams).
You download some portable apps and fill up your flash drive to capacity.
You weigh it again on the same scale.
Assuming the conditions like temperature and amount of bacteria, etc are the same as when first weighed, does the physical weight of the flash drive increase or stay the same?