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# Shift Happens - Globalization and the Information Age

By Murray Bourne, 29 Apr 2007

Some interesting - and sobering - implications regarding the New World Order...

A taste of what's in there:

Nintendo invested more than \$140 million in research and development in 2002.

The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education.

I learned a new number in there - "1.5 exabytes" (1.5 × 1018) - the amount of unique new information that will be created this year.

[Hmmm - how was that estimated, I wonder?]

### 2 Comments on “Shift Happens - Globalization and the Information Age”

1. Li-sa says:

What the heck!!! Everything will be too fast for us, and then time will be too slow (according to the Theory of Relativity) then! However, the best thing is that we can save more time, which remains a problem for some of us.

2. Steven says:

Great clip and some interesting facts in there.

This is going to be the century for China - or will it be India? The U.S. is losing influence - and respect - daily.

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