Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

Information Overload
October 21, 2008, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Networking/Social Media, Research, Technology

If you’ve ever had a day where you feel like you have learned too much, watch this video and it will put things into perspective. This is actually kind of frightening, especially the idea that a supercomputer is expected to be built by 2013 that can exceed the capabilities of the human brain. In considering this, my favorite quote comes to mind, spoken by Dr. Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park, when he was discussing the creation of dinosaur embryos:

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think about whether or not they should.”

You be the judge…either way, this video reveals a lot about how far we’ve gone with information.

Thanks to LO and MB for sharing this vid with me. Also, if you, too, found the song to be incredibly addicting, it’s “Right Here Right Now” by Fatboy Slim 🙂


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Wow, very interesting, especially about the amount of words in the English language. I also find the bit about a supercomputer that exceeds the human race’s computational abilities to be frightening. I hope machine translation doesn’t take over, or I would be out of a job. It probably will, but hopefully not in my lifetime! For now, there’s no such thing as a human translator. I wonder what the odds of machine translation taking over are. Since I live in Vegas maybe I should inquire at Caesars about the line on that… 🙂

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