Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The difference

10 years ago, when there was no company called google, what did you do to study a particular subject? You would probably go to a library to look for information.

Just 10 yeas later, what do you actually do to study the particular subject now? Most of contemporary people will google the subject first.

Please think about this difference. If you have to go to the library, you need at least a couple of hours or even a half day to achieve your search. But with the google, it takes a couple of seconds.

This is an informational revolution. People who know how to deal with the network, get enormous power called knowledge. The network gives you the closest shortcut to acquire essential knowledge or power.

In the near future, maybe in another 10 years, poverty will mean not knowing how to take out essential information from the Internet.


Jeanne said...

Hi Takuya,

I believe that 10 years is way too far out. Poverty defined as not being able to take information out of the internet - if it happens - will be defined within 5 years or less. Speed of change is exponential.

Jeanne Gibson (fellow toastmaster)

T.F. Sakaguchi said...

Hi Jeanne,

Thank you very much for your comment!

Yeah things are speeding up these days.