Shift Happens – Globalization And The Information Age

This video was created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod. Shift Happens – Globalization and The Information Age. The stats starts interestingly enough but then it just got way out there. Like a computer with more computational power than the human brain by 2013. I thought we achieved that years ago! Of course, that was based on some of the girls I’ve dated. :mrgreen:

Source: The Coming Crisis

28 thoughts on “Shift Happens – Globalization And The Information Age”

  1. Bryan Baker says:

    whoa…blew my socks right off.

    1. Totally agree! That was really eye opening!!

      1. ilker says:

        No effect here.. seen this before!

  2. Michael Kwan says:

    What does it all mean? Man will soon be obsolete. πŸ˜†

    1. says:

      It means faster blue screens of death.

  3. Paul says:

    Just sat through the whole thing. Crazy. Scary.

  4. Gary says:

    umm . . that was kind of disturbing . . the day will come when we just have to plug in to start our day

  5. Matt says:

    wow thats all i can say

  6. Bryan Baker says:

    haha…plug in. Like the Matrix or something. btw…i know you’re joking michael..but man will never be obsolete.

    some things change…others stay the same.

    check out my post about the CEO of Time Warner for more about this.

  7. Kumiko says:

    Hehe…I wonder if those stats would have the same impact without that “moving” soundtrack! πŸ™‚

    My other favorite stat is “what’s the population of china? 1.3billion? 1.5billion? Either way, America is just a rounding error!”

    And how did we find out what others were eating for dinner P.J.C (pre-John Chow)?


  8. Doug Karr says:

    We’ll all be dead first. No worries! πŸ˜•

  9. Jeff says:

    i’ve been supporting and pitching this theory of exponential expansion all along. sharing of information is amazing..

    the network makes us larger than the sum of us all, if that makes any sense.

  10. Gdog says:

    Very interesting video…some amazing stats!

  11. Tyler says:

    Does anyone else keep reading the title as Shit Happens – …?

    1. Jeff says:

      Yup. I do haha

    2. Kalle says:

      Heh I did that three times πŸ˜€

      1. Me too – I had to read it twice!

  12. Ajith says:

    Mmmm what does that say, maybe Matrix can happen πŸ’‘

    1. Kalle says:

      That’s about what it sais. But what do we know, we might already be en matrix πŸ™„

      1. Jeff Kee says:

        dun dun dun…!!!

  13. Lynch says:

    Those are some amazing stats. I do agree that if you read them all in a book without an emotionally building soundtrack, they would lose some impact. But hey, bravo to the producer – I’m going to put it on my site because it grips your attention.

  14. Kalle says:

    Very interesting movie. But what I don’t get is how a computer can exceed the computational abilities of the human race. It isn’t possible.

    1. I’m fascinated that we’ve estimated the computational ability of the human mind precise. Last time i check, we had’nt.

      I am very, very sceptical to this movie, as Mark Twain said;
      “There’s three kinds of lies.. lies, damn lies and statistics!”

      Dont trust all the facts thrown at you!

  15. Holy crap…

    But seriously. There’s a difference between computational power & the ability to pass judgement.

    David Wilkinson

  16. Facts & Figures, numbers, numbers and more numbers. Interesting knowledge, yet I wonder how he ‘obtain’ those digits. Amazing, yet unbelievable at the same time.
    Yawns.. the presentation was a little monotonous though.

  17. derrich says:

    That’s it!!! I’m moving to MySpace!

  18. Stuart says:

    The way it looked in the beginning,I would have thought this would’ve been a straight bashing America video, thankfully it didn’t go that way.

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