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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 09:35:04 AM »
interesting

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 10:09:28 AM »
good post

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 01:14:19 PM »
I like how they used the term B.G. (before google), and I wonder if one day our society will actually use that term. Its really crazy to think up to what point we're progressing, technologically, and even just in our lifetime of what we'll be able to see. This might even force us to evolve or mutate in some way. Who knows? right, only time will tell.
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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 04:35:31 PM »
Right now we are in the middle of a major information boom. It's probably similar to living during the time that books first became widely available. Hell, just look at skateboarding. A few years ago, it was a big deal to get to watch a video for the first time. I know most people's collections around rarely exceeded three VHS tapes. Now it's simple to just go to YouTube and within seconds be sifting through decades of footage, and in another ten seconds you can have five decks shipped to your house for $65 off eBay. It really is interesting stuff.

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 05:00:19 PM »
i love seeing stuff like this it really makes you think

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 05:11:51 PM »
i love seeing stuff like this it really makes you think
For sure. Absolutely everything is going to be different by the time we're seniors. Thinking about how different everything is going to be economically with all the Indians and Chinese running show was enough for me, now I have to think about how much more overbearing technology is going to be? Headache worthy.

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 05:21:54 PM »
i love seeing stuff like this it really makes you think
For sure. Absolutely everything is going to be different by the time we're seniors. Thinking about how different everything is going to be economically with all the Indians and Chinese running show was enough for me, now I have to think about how much more overbearing technology is going to be? Headache worthy.
i can see a lot of people killing themselves in 10-20 years

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 05:42:22 PM »
I didn't actually watch it, so I didn't know it included anything like that.

The US was not the world's lone hegemony until 1991. If the economies of India and China do get that big, I doubt it'll be much worse than sharing hegemony with the Soviet Union seventeen years ago.

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 06:09:08 PM »
The link doesn't work for me ???
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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 06:25:00 PM »
Yeah my computer won't play any WMP files  :(  I'd love to watch it.

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 06:29:15 PM »
I didn't actually watch it, so I didn't know it included anything like that.

The US was not the world's lone hegemony until 1991. If the economies of India and China do get that big, I doubt it'll be much worse than sharing hegemony with the Soviet Union seventeen years ago.

The US and the Soviet Union were pretty much equal in terms of population/workforce. Russia's still very much in the economic picture and now there are two emerging billion-plus nations looking to get in on things, unless I'm missing something, it's going to be pretty different. That was just kind of an aside, the video just mentions that India has more honour students than US has students period.
Either way, there are interesting times ahead. It should be kind of cool to be the generation that gets to see all this stuff unfold but to me it's just pretty daunting.

Also, for you guys who can't watch WMP files:


That's an older version of the video, so it's less flashy and some things are slightly different but the general gist is the same.
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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 07:20:29 PM »
I didn't actually watch it, so I didn't know it included anything like that.

The US was not the world's lone hegemony until 1991. If the economies of India and China do get that big, I doubt it'll be much worse than sharing hegemony with the Soviet Union seventeen years ago.

The US and the Soviet Union were pretty much equal in terms of population/workforce. Russia's still very much in the economic picture and now there are two emerging billion-plus nations looking to get in on things, unless I'm missing something, it's going to be pretty different. That was just kind of an aside, the video just mentions that India has more honour students than US has students period.

The point is that America only recently got all of this power. The United States government should not be controlling the world.

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Re: We are living in exponential times
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 09:11:43 AM »
the difference is that russia was bluffing. china isn't going to be bluffing and they are going to take us over as the strongest economy circa 2020 and like dumb asses we are wasting all our wealth on meaningless wars that are only pissing the whole world off and ruining our credibility as a virtuous nation of priciple. and then to make it even worst, we are borrowing money from china to send to the middle east for oil instead of trying to become energy independent with all of our wealth. it's a sad state when america has become so stupid as a nation that we can be corrupted without realizing it.