RE: Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us vs. the Sensory Us
WOW! If you thought that this particular YouTube video, of which I talked about it in the past over here, was really cool, and very nicely done, with some very compelling messages about what Web 2.0 is all about and how it is actually impacting the way we experience many different things having to deal with the Internet, and whatever else, then you have got to check the following response to that same video. It is just as good and very well done, too !
I actually got alerted to it by one of my fellow IBM colleagues, Michael Wolfe, who shared it over at his Intranet weblog and I just thought I had to share it over here as well. It is certainly worth while the 3 minutes and 15 seconds it lasts as it contains incredibly powerful quotes that would make you think twice about things you never thought were so important for your day to day interactions, such as these two:
"…The real achievement of the Internet has been to SIMULATE participation. It has made non-participatory addition of responsive content more rapid … even instantaneous…"
Yes, I know! Pretty intense, isn’t it ?!?! Well, it gets much better; but I guess that, after watching it, I just run out of words, because, after all, they are just a vague representation of something larger, much larger, and much more meaningful. Us. The sensory us. And if not judge for yourself on what we are missing at this moment in time and where we are heading. Apparently a long way ahead of us, or is it really?