Oceans of data flow through these cables beneath our feet.
graphic by martin lorenz @ TwoPoints.net
Bruce Sterling has written yet another interesting little piece. It’s super short and really fascinating. Here’s an excerpt:
“Steveâ€™s ultracapable iPhone, whose screen can be squinched with your fingertips as if it were Play-Doh, bids fair to become Appleâ€™s â€œremote control for reality.â€ With the Web in your purse or pocket, applied to physical reality via Google mapping services, you own the ultimate Reality Distortion Field! For Gates, the computer is transforming itself into Microsoft on wheels, a Zune that walks: with brand-new software supporting Microsoft for Robots, a PC can ramble all over your house photographing, scanning, listening, grabbing, and grippingâ€”maybe even fetching a beer! Where does Microsoftâ€™s Wireless Robot want to go today?“
Americans spend nearly half their lives with TV, Radio, Internet, and Newspapers.