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Did You Know?

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A YouTube video posted by amybethhale on October 21, 2008


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Wow, what an 'info age' eye-opener!

  • Apr 15, 2009
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This video caught me off guard and really made me think and ponder at the depth and amount of information that exists in cyberspace. Do take the five minutes to watch it, especially if you work or dabble in Internet Technology or related fields. It makes me want to do one of two things:

1) Get excited about living in the 'information' age and spend my time hungrily consuming all the news, gadgets, and info that was not before available to everyone at the click of a button say 15 years ago.

2) Get away from all this info overload and move into a log cabin in the mountains with no internet or cable TV, grow my own vegetable garden, collect rain water, raise chickens, live off the grid, and invite my city dwelling friends to spend weekends there so that they can get away from all the madness and so that I don't go completely crazy in isolation with just my husband and kids.

What would you pick? Somewhere in the middle? What do you think  about this video and the implications of all the facts it highlighted? Does it inspire you, frighten you, make you go mad? I would love to know what others think!

PS: Yay, I finally used the Lunch This button!

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May 04, 2009
Bookmark! Darn, my office block youtube! I'll check this when I get home. In any case, there is no need to stop time or information overflow. You still retain control as to how much you choose to digest. I think I wouldn't want to go back to those days when I've to queue at the bank to get my funds transfered! I love the age we live in! We'll have even more to be excited about when it comes to Web 3.0. I'm looking forward to exciting times!
May 04, 2009
I have a love/hate relationship with technology. But I have to admit that if it wasn't for the internet I would not be able to work from home and stay with my baby or make informed desicions about her upbringing (one of my favorite sources is the Eco Child's Play site). I wonder what you will think once you'll see the video :)
May 05, 2009
I do not work in the tech sector but have always love technology. You got to, it's your friend. Hate it, the entire civilization becomes your enemy. It is something that many find it hard to keep up though and I understand this from many people, esp. older people. You are not that old, you shouldn't have "reasons" to hate it, lol... I just watched the video and don't find it that surprising or shocking. To tell you frankly, after 2 years in China, I'd learned more than I had in a decade outside China. It's a paradox... one would conveniently think & assume a country as "closed" as China would not be as advanced as the rest of the world, yet this country has the most no. of cellphone users in the world (one even gets signals up in remote mountains in Xinjiang province!), had sent men to outer space, will be running bullet trains next year or so, & has produces more graduates each year than the population of Singapore! Not only is China hungry for knowledge, everything recently built is high tech! I've not carried keys for 2 years! The door is opened by password! Cool! :-) The video is great! I'm looking forward to create my dream job, haha... Give you another tip! Learn Chinese! ;-) And there is something known as Baidu as well, Google may not be the one that has the most searches!
April 15, 2009
Wow! This is some kind of video....thanks for posting. It's illuminating to think that so many billion requests go to Google. I'm now asking myself who did I ask these questions to before Google came along? We are, however, living in a time of communication overload and that's scary. While I'm happy that we're moving forward technologically, I also want to say, stop the world, I want to get off. It truly is a double edged sword. I would pick somewhere in the middle. Everything in life is cyclical, and there will be a time in the future when life will slow down again, but it will never be the way it used to be. We've come too far. You mention going to the mountains.....even the mountains are experiencing a change. Most of us will never live to see the time when things will go in another direction. My prediction is that it will get worse before getting better.
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