"Did you know?" begins this elegant exploration of the exponential rate at which our technology is expanding. "That if MySpace were a country, it would be the 11th largest in the world? That the Top 10 Jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004? That the number of text messages sent and received each day exceeds the population of the planet?" A timely invitation to re-visit many of our assumptions. And with it, the suggestion of a final question: what role will each of us play in this dynamic "shift"?

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  • tobesograteful

    Once computers outthink the human brain, what is there left to do? LOVE, MEDITATE, CREATE, BE!

  • Sakanta Running Wolf Bell-Gumaer

    WOW! WOW! WOW! SO! LET'S GET LOVE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, FORGIVENESS, SERVICE, COMMUNITY, GLOBAL HEALING AND GLOBAL PEACE, END POVERTY, END VIOLENCE - INTO THE EQUATION. THANK YOU FOR THIS! WILL POST ON THE 11TH LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD - A FANTASTIC CITY!!!! SEE ZAADZ TOO, AND EPALS AND BLOGSPOT ++++ HOME FREE!!!!SAKANTA - HIGHEST TRUTH.LIGHT.LOVE.WISDOM.HUMOR

  • peg

    someone mentioned that only 1/3rd of the info is correct. I'm asking if their info is correct?

  • peg

    someone mentioned that only 1/3rd of the info is correct. I'm asking if that info is correct?

  • Rick Brooks

    Yes, yes, yes. Human beings are inventing and putting together wonderfully capable information processing devices which supposedly sift through massive amounts of information...whatever that is. But to assume that there is more information than before is not necessarily the case. Before there were units that we called bytes or whatever, there was a flow of "information" so total and so overwhelmingly complete that there will never be anything like it created or identified by human beings who think they invented it. It makes me sad to put so much stock in the "power" of computing when there are/were/will be all-emcompassing information which simply need not be quantified for our quite limited understanding. Yes, let us be prepared for information overload about so many aspects of life that are not nearly as beautiful or amazing as that which cannot be quantified. Why? Because information alone--or even with comprehensive analysis--doesn't seem to be leading us to less risk of self destruction, less violence, less cruelty or less inhumanity, or more harmony with the nature of things. We have much to celebrate about information technology...but not everything. Life offers us much greater reason for celebration and we would do well to avoid being so entranced by the game of infotech that we cannot experience life itself. Surprise! There is delight, beauty and terror everywhere! And each may not always be found if the mound of info is so big that we can't put our arms around each other or see the light.

  • Adeyemi Sheriff Jimoh

    Yes it is very important we start kmowing about this changes so as to know the challenges we have to face in the nearest future.Mahatma ghandi of india once said "be the change you want to see in the world"

  • Vandy

    Absolutely awesome and made me sit up and take notice.If we don't grapple with this change now we will be dinosaurs in the next 10 years.

  • buti

    cool

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