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Christ in Culture - Part 3 (22 of 26)
INTRODUCTION: In response to the latest technological breakthrough one Connecticut company said, "Everyone seems to think this is advancement, but the fact is, time is lost, confusion results and way too much money is spent". What was the technology that promised to be the end of sanity? The Telephone the year was 1917. This new device took the transfer of information to a whole new level.
But could they have imagined the amount of data flow that we currently deal with.
• When the Sloan Digital Sky Survey started work in 2000, it's telescope collected more data in the first few weeks than had been amasses in the entire history of astronomy. Now a decade later, it's archive contains 140 terabytes of information.
• Wal-Mart handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour. Each of which feeds into a database that is estimated at more than 2.5 peta-bytes. The equivalent of 167 times the books in the Library of Congress.
• There are 2.1 Billion internet users 45% of which are under the age of 25
• Over 800 million are on Facebook
• 225 million twitter accounts
• 18.1 million of the twitter users follow Lady Gaga
• 250 million tweets per day.
• The amount of digital information that we can access increases 10 fold every five years.
As a result the most sought after corporate leadership position today is the CIO (Chief Information Officer) You can make major bucks if you can somehow, sort, analyze, decode and make sense of all of the information we have available.
But for the average Joe, we have developed a simpler approach.
ILLUSTRATION: The book Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell suggests that we have developed a system of "Trust" that we are more reliant on than ever.
FILTERING SYSTEM - With all this info. thrown at you, you need a filtering system to determine what is important and what is not. The way we filter what works and what is impor ...
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