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Date: 01/06/09 06:11 PM

202 Responses to Shocking Facts You Did Not Know A Minute Ago

  1. Profile photo of Nic_Gaybot
    Nic_Gaybot Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Link: Shocking Facts You Did Not Know A Minute Ago - Interesting facts that`ll impress the opposite sex... maybe.
  2. Profile photo of Squab27
    Squab27 Male 13-17
    132 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    Awesome. This stuff will entertain me more than any other random stuff. except for the ownage posts....those are great

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    danniddr Male 13-17
    243 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    "predictions are that by 2049, a $1000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species"

    computers are going the TAKE OVER TEH WORLD!

  4. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Simply nifty.
  5. Profile photo of regrhcp
    regrhcp Male 18-29
    47 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    "... and 694,000 songs were downloaded illegally"

    well ill take credit for some of those

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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Awesome. The fat boy slim song went perfect with this presentation. Those figures were amazing.
  7. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    694,000 songs were downloaded illegally in less that 6 minutes? O.o
    Niceness
  8. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    This was awesome!
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    abcdxyz Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    india`s definition of honor kid is different from americas though,if soo many people are on things like myspace, its bound to be a few of them fall in love,we have more things that need words than shakespeares time,its easier to get information now. none of thsi facts really interested me. i did not the exact numbers predicted, but i would`ve guessed many of these things
  10. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    lmfao thats bs, a supercomputer is no where near a human brain currently, 1 strand of the human brain is stronger than any super computer, and in 5 years its supposed to exceed this? PAH!
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    In China, you`re unique.... just like all the other 1,300 like you. :P
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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    i, for one, am completely terrified of the future
  13. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    So... with this info may I impress young women?
  14. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    that was awesome.
  15. Profile photo of JMoney100
    JMoney100 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    i wonder if AI basically means when we create a computer that has computational qualities greater than the human brain?
  16. Profile photo of kamietsu
    kamietsu Male 18-29
    427 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    aww, it left off with a cliffhanger question. i wanna know the answer.
  17. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    .....i stopped the video to watch tv, so how many babies were born in the time it took me to finish the video?
  18. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    What did it mean by the 1 in a million people in China bit?
    I find it hard to believe that there would be 1300 people that look just like me. Unless that statement was only directed at Asians, since they all look alike.
  19. Profile photo of KingJulz
    KingJulz Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    OMG
    A FREAKING SUPERCOMPUTER? SMARTER THAN ME? 0_0
    Best. Destiny. Evah. XD
    BTW Wats tha name of this music. I like it.
  20. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    wait, super computers that are better than people?! WTF??? AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS THIS IS A BAD IDEA?!
  21. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    *speechless*
  22. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    i liked that
  23. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    That was cool, but the facts weren`t very interesting.
  24. Profile photo of Armanith
    Armanith Female 18-29
    354 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    I`m kind of afraid of the idea of a super computer thats smarter than me... this can only end badly
  25. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    This whole video made me think of Naruto. Thanks a lot, random facts video.
  26. Profile photo of hated0love
    hated0love Female 18-29
    344 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    makes me think that computers are taking over and
  27. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    We are so screwed...

    The computers are going to uprise and kill us all!

    DESTROY YOUR iPODS!!!!! THEY ARE SPIES!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Profile photo of abcdxyz
    abcdxyz Male 18-29
    59 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    sheesh, it wont matter how smart a supercomputer is, we still command it and it cant think on its own. once the supercomputer gets artificial intelligence, and the ability to learn, thats where something can go wrong
  29. Profile photo of chaitanya
    chaitanya Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    crucible it meant that even if you were one in a illion in china, there are so many people there that there would be 1300 other people that are 1 in a million.its not a statistic. its telling you theres a whole bunch a people livin in china.
  30. Profile photo of Feylynn
    Feylynn Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    @ Crucible

    It means that the statement has long since become out dates because when the phrase was coined 1 in a million would be no one like you. Now there is so many people in china, 1 in a million wouldn`t be that rare at all. Roughly 1300 copies in the country.

    2049 seems like the time to be alive. ;p
    You`d be running entire dimensions off a computer that powerful. <.<

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    tommy419 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    that was fun can`t wait until 2013
  32. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    No no no, the computer isn`t better or smarter than you, it just has more computational power. It can do what we tell it do do much faster and with more accuracy.

    Intelligence and computational power are very different.

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    sup_weenie Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    asplode
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Amazing..im speechless...well of course im not..but wow.
  35. Profile photo of Aconite333
    Aconite333 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    Reminded me of a lot of the commercials you see on TV that essentially say, "The future is scary. You should fear it. Go to our website."

    At least this one didn`t exactly purport to have some kind of message it was trying to get across. I was expecting to say something along the lines of, "You`re government is lying to you" OR "Humanity sucks. buy a Mac".

  36. Profile photo of aaron538
    aaron538 Male 40-49
    101 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    So what does it all mean?
  37. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    I like being alive now. everything changes every few years. A few hundred years ago, we`d all be born and die without witnessing any major changes. I`m just kind of bummed that I`m missing out on the stuff even further in the future.
  38. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    This is as old as Egypt. People will never stop re-making it. The original one was better.
  39. Profile photo of reDonkulous
    reDonkulous Male 18-29
    210 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    my mind is boggled. well made, even if it is a remake
  40. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    It started slow but got interesting.
  41. Profile photo of Androgynous
    Androgynous Male 18-29
    757 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    ...Is it bad that I stopped watching after a minute because I got bored?
    D:
    Guess I don`t care. xD
  42. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    well were drated
  43. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    Just imagine what it will be like two or five THOUSAND years from now.
  44. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    What DOES it all mean? I think that all the technological progress is a good thing for the most part.
  45. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    How can a computer surpass the computational abilities of a human, when it`s a human that builds it? I just find that impossible.
  46. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    "This is as old as Egypt. People will never stop re-making it. The original one was better. "

    It was made last year.

  47. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    this is why I always pose the question to people, if you could some how "freeze" yourself for 500 or 1000 years, would you? would you rather live 2000 years ago, 1000 years ago, now, 1000 years in the future or 2000 years in the future?

    and my favorite thing to ponder of all:

    imagine what all a turtle has seen happen. especially the turtles who live 200-300 years...

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    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    I don`t know if I should be scared of filled with joy that i`ll be dumber than a computer buy 2o49 or whatever.
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    theRam Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    "How can a computer surpass the computational abilities of a human, when it`s a human that builds it? I just find that impossible."

    It means the computation *speed*. For example, a computer can decipher things in days that would take humans years. In the future, a computer will be able to decipher things that humans could never do in 1000 lifetimes.

  50. Profile photo of plimpslap
    plimpslap Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    does computing capibility mean memory? because if it said that a supercomputer can know how to do more thing than the entire race that doesn`t make sence because we have to know it for a computer to know
  51. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    In all honesty I don`t want to find out what it will be like in 2000 years. We are already so isolated from each other by technology and it`s only taken a few decades. I shudder to think what will happen in a few centuries

    Anyway what more do we need technology to do in our day-to-day lives? We already can listen to music, browse the internet, call people, watch movies, all on our phones

  52. Profile photo of plimpslap
    plimpslap Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Another question, how can computers be smarter than people because people can work through problems using logic, reasoning, and past expiriences. All computers have is memory, no logic or reasoning
  53. Profile photo of Lusien
    Lusien Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    The big question is, "Is that 1000 dollars now, or 1000 dollars in 2049?"
  54. Profile photo of esopillar34
    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    In 5 years, a computer will outmatch a human. In 10, it`ll outmatch a large group of people.

    In 40, it`ll outmatch the population of Earth.

    Then comes Skynet...

  55. Profile photo of VioletWings
    VioletWings Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    I`ve already seen this in school, they made us watch it to show us how inferior and stuff we are or somehting, ugh i hate when they do that.
    However, i like the facts presented in this video, i think its super interesting. And i always LOL at the thought of Myspace as a country haha
  56. Profile photo of esopillar34
    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    For those wondering about computers vs humans, here`s a chart someone made.

    Not the greatest resolution, but it gets its point across. Also, I think it means "$1000- whatever current rate is".

    But until computers can match the heuristic and reasoning capabilities we can, they won`t top us (hell, we shouldn`t make them that advanced until we can put some shades of gray in there, otherwise they might actually pull a Skynet/Matrix on us and decide they don`t need us anymore.

  57. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    Don`t worry Violet, these sort of facts are pushed in our faces to let us all know how inferior we are.
  58. Profile photo of KX250F
    KX250F Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Yep before no time there will be a country called Myspace and everyone will have theyre own little domain. Like highschool, but living with it for the rest of your life. :D
  59. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Interesting.
  60. Profile photo of Cherri_gal
    Cherri_gal Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    that was sorta depressing
  61. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    yeah but it only said about computational power, unfortunately for some of you, we are more than that...like would they have active antibodies or would they need human-generated updated lists now-and-again?
  62. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    kinda makes me feel meaningless. Neato!
  63. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    I knew most of that already.

    Esopillar: "Until computers can match the heuristic and reasoning capabilities we can, they won`t top us"

    Define "top us"? Computers will never be human, not because they cannot be made to be so, but simply because humans will never see the point in making a computer that can be wrong, which is what a human is.

    Humans can estimate/guess/rough it (yay) and be completely off the mark (boo). Why would we have a computer attached to anything important that could do that?

    As far as I`m concerned, in that regard, computers already top us in many many many ways.

  64. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    I`m in awe and yet I feel so tiny.

    I don`t think I like the way I feel right now?

  65. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    repost. :\
  66. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    We`re so close to that technological singularity/
  67. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    our generation sits on the verge of either a very terrifying future or a very amazing one.

    Please let it be like the Jetsons and not the Terminator :D

  68. Profile photo of BirdyBoy
    BirdyBoy Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    It really shows you how much we rely on computers from day to day and how further technological advancements could potentially destroy the need for humans in the socio-economic community.
  69. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    It all means nothing because eventually everything we`ve ever created or accomplished, any record of life as we know or have known it will be dust. Not a trace, nobody will care. That is if there`s even anyone else in the universe that would actually give a crap. Everything ultimately ends. Ha ha now I`ve made you all sad.
  70. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    Pff, screw that.

    If they had internet 50 years ago, they`d have something like this for that time as well.

    Just because we Realize it, doesn`t mean it hasn`t been happening.

    Also, I have issues with statistics like this because they`re really narrow.

    Variables, anyone?

    What if a magnetic flare from the Sun whipes out all data on planet Earth?

    Well, then I`m pretty positive that in 2049, there won`t be a computer more powerful than the whole human race for a thousand bucks.

  71. Profile photo of Luet_Seer
    Luet_Seer Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    It means, that the human being will soon not be the highest form of life that exists. dibs to the user who can tell me what the highest form of intelligence or being will be next.
  72. Profile photo of rigby_321
    rigby_321 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    is there really as many myspace users as all that ... I have 3 `myspaces` don`t a large portion have a profile for more than just their self?

    Weird ...

  73. Profile photo of paulyshore
    paulyshore Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    ants will be the highest form of being. they will straight up kick your ass
  74. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    I dont understand.. How about you stop worrying about this cr/ap and just continue living your life. If by the end of your life all you worried about was education, technology, global disasters, and your retirement plan, then what was the point? If you aren`t reasonably happy the whole time what did you spend your life doing?
    oh and philosophical bullsh/t aside: i liked how they used a quantity of people for the market audience rather than the percent of people it was available to. Seeing as the population was already "exponential" i`d be more worried if the market audiences for these things WEREN`T achieved way faster than their predecessors. This video sacrificed validity for emotional impact and its disappointing because it started out looking like a great video.
  75. Profile photo of paulyshore
    paulyshore Female 18-29
    89 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    simmer holy war
  76. Profile photo of kdawg
    kdawg Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Did you know that 87% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  77. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    This all means that we`re going to get some kick a$$ video games in the future.
  78. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    did you know that i believe everything i read on the internet?
  79. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    i already knew all of those things... i want my 5 min back plz
  80. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    "What if a magnetic flare from the Sun whipes out all data on planet Earth?" Um even taking into consideration if that happens we are drated no matter what, all computer cases act as natural Faraday cages anyway. drating idiot.
  81. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    What a waste of time. :P
  82. Profile photo of wkdrake
    wkdrake Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    omgwtfbbq!!!!!
    i screamed about ten times during this presenation.
    ahhhh!
  83. Profile photo of charlie026
    charlie026 Female 18-29
    501 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    oooh i like fatboy slim
  84. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    they just had to throw in the "illegally downloaded songs"

  85. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    That`s a lot of songs.
  86. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Even if a computer can compute more than a human or the entire human race, it doesn`t mean it has the ingenuity that we have somehow still retained.
  87. Profile photo of jdjd5883
    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    i feel small and insignificant
  88. Profile photo of Postal2aw
    Postal2aw Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    damn... drat screw college!!!
  89. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    my mind was just blown by that D:
  90. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    "What if a magnetic flare from the Sun whipes out all data on planet Earth?" Um even taking into consideration if that happens we are drated no matter what, all computer cases act as natural Faraday cages anyway. drating idiot"

    i thought a faraday cage was for transfering electricity around an object not an magnetic pulse so wouldnt it still do the damage

  91. Profile photo of Intelligence
    Intelligence Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm
    I`m slightly surprised and perhaps even disappointed that this wasn`t advertising some sort of anti-technology cult or something.
  92. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 12:29 am
    amazing that the OP finds this bit of education and mind blowing information best used to get laid.
  93. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 1:15 am
    ""What if a magnetic flare from the Sun whipes out all data on planet Earth?" Um even taking into consideration if that happens we are drated no matter what, all computer cases act as natural Faraday cages anyway. drating idiot"

    i thought a faraday cage was for transfering electricity around an object not an magnetic pulse so wouldnt it still do the damage"

    Electricity creates a magnetic pulse >.< grade 9 science

  94. Profile photo of RichJ
    RichJ Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 2:40 am
    Considering IAB posted a video with the exact same content as this months and months ago, I find the title erroneous.
  95. Profile photo of Ultimated
    Ultimated Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 2:41 am
    well, what DOES it all mean???

    Tell me!!! DD:

  96. Profile photo of Masticore
    Masticore Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 2:43 am
    WE ARE DOOOOOOOOMED

    DOOMED I SAID

  97. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    January 7, 2009 at 2:51 am
    mankind is awesome.
  98. Profile photo of jojoabobo
    jojoabobo Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 3:05 am
    "well, what DOES it all mean???"

    yea, it was so crule to leave us all hangging like that -.-

  99. Profile photo of Rubix_Cube
    Rubix_Cube Male 18-29
    31 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:25 am
    That was actually pretty good!
  100. Profile photo of SM25
    SM25 Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 3:43 am
    Very cool. That computer stuff freaked me out "2049 we will have a computer that exceeds the human race" Computers will soon take over!!
  101. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:08 am
    At least it wasn`t the usual useless tidbits of info.
  102. Profile photo of dustercat21
    dustercat21 Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 4:09 am
    it means we have to much power for our own good. needless to say if for some reason.... all technical capabilities were to cease function... the human race would cease to function also.
  103. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 4:30 am
    stfu all ye nay sayers. MOAR TECHNOLOGY ! FTFW!
  104. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
    899 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:34 am
    I know the person who marketed and set up the first text message, so know you are all only 3 degrees away!!

    Oh and at the it one I was sooo enxpecting it to say: That means./........YOUR FCUCKED

  105. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:38 am
    Would a magnetic flare cause data to be wiped out:
    Yes.

    A faraday cage does not protect directly against magnetism, it protects against electricity, which can cause magnetism.

    Spermicide does not kill children, even though children come from sperm.
    Faraday cages do not prevent large levels of magnetism, even though they come from electricity.

    Cue arguments like "But I could strangle a kid with a condom". Yes, yes you could, feel free to pass large electromagnets over your computer. Preferably ones from an old fashioned stereo system.

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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:56 am
    by 2049 one computer will be smarter then the ENTIRE dratING HUMAN RACE?! oh poo!
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:06 am
    syke: that scares the crap out of me...
  108. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:22 am
    what does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAN!
  109. Profile photo of farquaadhnch
    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 5:23 am
    "Define "top us"? Computers will never be human, not because they cannot be made to be so, but simply because humans will never see the point in making a computer that can be wrong, which is what a human is."

    If that is all that defines humanity, falibility, I weep.

  110. Profile photo of Tearon
    Tearon Male 18-29
    147 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:31 am
    great.. i added this video 2 months ago and it wasn`t approved..
    way to go i-a-b... >-(
  111. Profile photo of liberalirony
    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:39 am
    And to think there was a time when people thought there would only ever be 8 computers in the world, (1970`s according to Bill Bailey in QI). Now most people carry one in their pockets!
  112. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:40 am
    lol steve. just smash your computer before it takes over the world to be safe.
  113. Profile photo of Deepeyes
    Deepeyes Male 18-29
    151 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:56 am
    Tearon
    great.. i added this video 2 months ago and it wasn`t approved..
    way to go i-a-b...

    I know right :-?

  114. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:15 am
    Aaaah.. But did YOU know that the bird is the word?
  115. Profile photo of Solax
    Solax Male 13-17
    7 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:18 am
    This is one of those videos that we will look back on in 50 years and say "HAHAHAHA, look at what those monkeys thought we`d be doing by now! XD"
  116. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:29 am
    Scott, everybody knows that the bird is the word!!
  117. Profile photo of charmingman
    charmingman Male 18-29
    146 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:35 am
    A lot of this is bollox. Don`t beleive eveyththing you see in a flash video.
  118. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:50 am
    So... basically computers will take over the world of stupid idiots, like we didn`t already know? *smirk*
  119. Profile photo of ADMFlapplap
    ADMFlapplap Male 18-29
    175 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Pretty gosh darn interesante.
  120. Profile photo of luckyman13
    luckyman13 Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 7:38 am
    this is one of those videos that they show you at school in the uk ive seen it so many times lol
  121. Profile photo of tannerb924
    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 7:49 am
    i had to watch this in school last year.
  122. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:02 am
    I think they were basing a lot of this on Moore`s law. They need to compensate for the fact that it will take longer to develop sub-atomic computers, but who knows, maybe they will already figure that out...
  123. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:04 am
    There`s also the fact that molecular computing uses base 3 instead of base 2.
  124. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:15 am
    and now I know, and knowing is half the battle.

    what was the other half? Oh yeah, all the killing.

  125. Profile photo of green_btrfly
    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:36 am
    Tell me.... WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?!?! I`m going mad not knowing!!!!
  126. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:38 am
    IT MEANS we are all gonna get eaten by giant robots that were made to bring us coffee dammit! >.<
  127. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:57 am
    repost? I know I`ve seen this before somewhere. It`s interesting stuff. Things always change a lot but it seems like they are changing faster now because of technology. As much as I love it and am addicted to it, I still think that sometimes we`d be better off without a lot of it.
  128. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:29 am
    lmao seen it before
    They always play us that in assembly to show how we must adapt... or maybe how pointless Uni is these days... or maybe how we may as well just stick to benefits and avoid all those application forms...
    Im pretty sure that`s not what they intended us to get out of it, but it sure as hell seemed that way.
  129. Profile photo of sjaakwortel
    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:30 am
    things i dont wanna know :P
  130. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 9:34 am
    This video is really quite old and many of the facts in it have been debunked already. Here`s an interesting fact though. The stupid countdown and intro of this video made up 30% of the entire video.
  131. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:35 am
    is old, and ive seen a better on anyway
  132. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:57 am
    who knows what the music is? i wanna kno
  133. Profile photo of Goublecoque
    Goublecoque Male 18-29
    88 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 11:02 am
    That was depressing...
  134. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2009 at 11:13 am
    What it means? Humanity is awesome.
  135. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    now i just wanna curl up with some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and hope to be put into a sugar coma to relieve my anxiety attack.
  136. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    cool video, and it can`t be that old, they talk about being 2008 so at most its a year old.

    What does it mean? Mankind will not be able to sustain an exponential growth and a catastrophic event will wipe out 99.9% of humanity (in 2012 probably). The remnants of mankind will be thrown back to the stoneage and mankind`s previous advancement will become just a myth. This has happened before (Atlantis) and will happen again.

    My favourite quote from The Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy: "There is a theory which states that if anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

  137. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    Wow, that was really awesome... It was like those "What will the future be like" things from the 1900`s. That text message thing was pretty cool
  138. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    I`m afraid of the future.
  139. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Did you also know that the U.S department of defense,and the Bush admin. have concluded by 2020 the U.S would be at war with Iran, Venezuela or even Russia? Did you know that Russia has starved 10 countries of natural gas to heat their homes this winter, and by next week all emergency reserves will be gone? Did you know that the U.S has the Largest Robotics of unmanned warfare and productions will start in less than 5 standard years?Did you know that the U.S have a 175Billion dollar deal to put at least 4 squads of 32 marines into space to travel anywhere in the World in less than 90 minutes? Did you know, that the sins of our fathers have rolled back each year for over a millennium? Know you know. With that, What will you do? From the words of the greatest artist to live within my lifetime, who rallied Thousands to is cause, that started the L.A riot`s, he Told the people before he left, he told them this: " Stand Up and F*king Do something, your FREE, with this i love you, be
  140. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    The music is right here right now by fatboy slim. I have it on my phone.
  141. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    "By 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capabilities of the human brain."

    I`ll ignore the blaring grammatical error there and point out the fact that in order to know something like that, they would have to be able to see into the future. They are stating their own predictions as if they are scientific facts.

    That "fact" and about 1/2 of the "facts" in that video are total bullpoo. The video is basically speculation/conspiracy theory.

    And that thing about learning new information now compared to the 1800`s... How can they measure information? What imaginary unit of measurement did they invent for information?

    All it is it propaganda.

    The only scary thing in that video is the thing about how the Chinese and Indians are uber-breeding like crazy in order to take over the world.

  142. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    Woah. That`s interesting.
  143. Profile photo of Zombieoficer
    Zombieoficer Male 13-17
    77 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    I saw this in my world history class. :D
  144. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    a computer cant be made that is smarter than every human on the planet if its the human that is building it.
  145. Profile photo of GrayFox
    GrayFox Male 18-29
    91 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    They said "computational" for the PCs, who cares if they can do math better than us
  146. Profile photo of Blacksun1212
    Blacksun1212 Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    I always hate that stuff about da super computer cuz it would probably go crazy and try to kill us all like they always do in movies
  147. Profile photo of lvl70
    lvl70 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    lol if your one in a million you just look like everyone else basiclly all chinese people look the same it says
  148. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    "The music is right here right now by fatboy slim. I have it on my phone."

    Did you download it legally?

  149. Profile photo of Hannibalx14
    Hannibalx14 Female 13-17
    10 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Interesting... one question though: computers are created by man, he programs everything and all that stuff, so how can man create a computer that exceeds his computational abilities couldn`t it only reach the pinnacle of man`s understanding and reasoning since everything it "knows" comes from man? That one just doesn`t make sense to me...

    lol totally agree Blacksun1212!

  150. Profile photo of supersai20
    supersai20 Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Hannibalx14: the combined knowledge of multiple men exceeeds that of only one man so multple men can program the computer
  151. Profile photo of Thepwnsher
    Thepwnsher Male 13-17
    283 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    O.o amazing
  152. Profile photo of gotoday
    gotoday Male 13-17
    107 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    wow. that was....

    composed of lies.

    Was it made to scare people?

  153. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    "a computer cant be made that is smarter than every human on the planet if its the human that is building it."

    i) That was not what was claimed.
    ii) That cannot be categorically stated as true.

    i) They were talking about projected raw processing power of a computer compared with estimated raw processing power of a human brain. Not intelligence - raw processing power. Which doesn`t mean as much as people might think. The main strength of the human brain is its awesome degree of parallelism, not the sum of the processing power of each neuron.

    ii) We do not know what can cause intelligence, so how can you state with certainty that humans cannot build a machine more intelligent than humans? Humans can build machines far superior to humans in many ways - how can you be sure that particular way is impossible?

  154. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    "What does it mean? Mankind will not be able to sustain an exponential growth and a catastrophic event will wipe out 99.9% of humanity (in 2012 probably). The remnants of mankind will be thrown back to the stoneage and mankind`s previous advancement will become just a myth. This has happened before (Atlantis) and will happen again."

    wow you just stated 2 myths in your little "theory".
    Atlantis has never existed, and the 2012 thing... just freakin wow.

    if you seriously believe in 2012, i have a VERY good argument against it (yet its also for it, hard to explain). However, i refuse to argue on IAB as most mods will consider it spam since it does not contribute in any way.
    --------------------
    That video was 50% bull at least.
    dont you guys remember those videos that we all laugh at now? the ones that came from anything earlier than 1999?
    I mean, we have made the dumbest predictions before. I`m sure a lot of you remember all the people that went craz

  155. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    last post ran out of characters
    "ii) We do not know what can cause intelligence, so how can you state with certainty that humans cannot build a machine more intelligent than humans? Humans can build machines far superior to humans in many ways - how can you be sure that particular way is impossible? "
    Angilion made a good point.

    since most will not grasp his post fully:

    Summary:
    Its not the speed, its the ability.

    We can easily build a computer with far more processing power than a human. HOWEVER, the "operating system" that "runs" in our brain would be extremely superior to that of the one on the computer. Our mind has much more potential than that of the computer. The computer runs off numbers and equations at a seemingly impossilbe rate, but thats all it can do, run a bunch of numbers.


    I can see where some of you are getting confused, and this cleared it up a little for me as well to be honest.

  156. Profile photo of StJimmysgrl
    StJimmysgrl Female 13-17
    33 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    I saw this video! These people actually came to my school and showed this video at an assembly. Followed by a powerpoint of what traits a person needs in a job or something...Which didn`t seem to solve the problems in the video..
  157. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
    392 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    im depressed
  158. Profile photo of Pataustin11
    Pataustin11 Male 13-17
    41 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    for some reasin im scared

  159. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
    329 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    OOOOH THIS VIDEO IS WRONG!!!

    an exabyte is 1*10^18 bytes, not 1*10^19

    of course, there is the whole 1024 deal when talking about bytes.
    its still 18 tho, not 19.

  160. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    the whole language statistics and the smart india people is kind of deceiving because of course china has more english speakers if every person in america spoke english we would have rougly 300 or so million but thats a small portion of china becuase they have just so many people and the same goes for india even if all the people in the united states were all honors and smart only around a third of the people in india would have to be to equal the number of people
  161. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    So what DOES it all mean?
    hmm...
  162. Profile photo of clwnz
    clwnz Male 13-17
    101 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    i felt like i was just brainwashed :P
  163. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    it means we`re about to die.
  164. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    Did you know?

    You can fertilize your lawn with used motor oil!

  165. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
    555 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    It means three more years until 2012.

    Start the countdown.


  166. Profile photo of mntsfam
    mntsfam Female 13-17
    197 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    well, were screwed.
  167. Profile photo of hamalek
    hamalek Male 13-17
    36 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    i saw this same stuff like twice at school
  168. Profile photo of jda091
    jda091 Male 13-17
    5 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    did you ALSO know that over 65% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
  169. Profile photo of sup_dawg444
    sup_dawg444 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Actually it`s 95% of statistics are made up.
    That`s an actual statistic, and it`s not made up.

    I was hoping it would say something about the fact that Ice displaces the exact same amount of water that it contains, so if the ice caps melted it would have absolutely no effect on the Earth`s water level.

  170. Profile photo of deadskull35
    deadskull35 Male 18-29
    105 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    I doubt computers will be smarter than the human brain. If it took the knowledge of the human brain to create it, how can the computer exceed that knowledge. it`s impossible. Interesting video otherwise;
  171. Profile photo of Imjesus
    Imjesus Male 13-17
    122 posts
    January 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    "I doubt computers will be smarter than the human brain. If it took the knowledge of the human brain to create it, how can the computer exceed that knowledge. it`s impossible. Interesting video otherwise;"

    That`s absolutely terrible logic. Tell that to Kasparov after Deep Blue beat the poo out of him in a top human vs. top computer chess match in the early 2000`s, or to scientists who rely on machines to present incredibly complex mathematical models to them in a fraction of the time they could do it themselves.

  172. Profile photo of bungled
    bungled Male 30-39
    271 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:16 am
    5:15 of not being bored. Im a fact/trivia nut.
  173. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:35 am
    I knew this stuff before.

    What`s funny about the test message comment is I`ve never text messaged once in my life.

  174. Profile photo of jumper4saken
    jumper4saken Female 18-29
    67 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:24 am
    sup_dawg444, that may be true for ice that is submerged, but if it isn`t wouldn`t it raise the water level if it melted?

    Anyways, awesome video. I love random (or non-random) facts.

  175. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:40 am
    "I doubt computers will be smarter than the human brain."

    I just hope they don`t become smarter...I`ll be freaked out if they do one day.

    "I was hoping it would say something about the fact that Ice displaces the exact same amount of water that it contains, so if the ice caps melted it would have absolutely no effect on the Earth`s water level."

    This is why I`m confused that everyone is panicking about the ice caps melting. >_<

  176. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
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    January 8, 2009 at 11:28 am
    "I was hoping it would say something about the fact that Ice displaces the exact same amount of water that it contains, so if the ice caps melted it would have absolutely no effect on the Earth`s water level."

    This is why I`m confused that everyone is panicking about the ice caps melting. >_<"

    when they talk about ice melting, theyre talking about stuff like Greenland, which is a huge land mass covered by tons of ice. if that melts, we`re screwed

  177. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    sweet vid, repo, but sweet. i have forgotn about everything i just saw, but i was amazed :D

    im going to continue on habbazoot. and this is just fyi.

    when ice melts, it melts from the inside first, OK? so what happends is that greenland becomes a giant pool, when the walls PHAIL, it will unleash massive amounts of water into the ocean, probably freezing down the golf stream. this means big time ice age for Norway.

  178. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    What does it all mean?
    Skynet`s about to f you up.
  179. Profile photo of Virtualgoose
    Virtualgoose Male 13-17
    44 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    The "Computers will be smarter than humans" statement is a total crock.

    Computers can perform arithmetic using very little processing power, and some humans may struggle at doing that.

    On the other hand, humans can recognize faces, which is extremely complex for a machine to do.

    Basically, its apples and oranges. Computers are already better at some things, and probably won`t be completely better for a very long time.

  180. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Percent of English Speaking people per country:

    United States: 89.33%
    China: 0.77%
    India: 10.66%

    Fabricated facts FTL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...

  181. Profile photo of Tarr-Tarr
    Tarr-Tarr Female 18-29
    19 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Computers are takeing over! :| lol
  182. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    i`m really waiting for that, "the words go too fast comment" lol
  183. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    That was probably the most interesting video i`ve seen all day haha

    Oh;
    Percent of English Speaking people per country:

    United States: 89.33%
    China: 0.77%
    India: 10.66%

    Fabricated facts FTL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...

    ----

    You took the fact in the wrong direction. By the most english speaking country in the world it meant population. While the United states is 89% the US population is roughly 305,500,00 (rounded down). China`s is 1.3 billion. So taking the numbers into hand.

    89% of 305.5 million is 271,895,000 english speaking people.

    .77% of 1.3 billion is 10,010,000.

    This number is expected to skyrocket in the next decade with english becoming the majority language for world trade.
    Besides that wikipedia fact sheet is out of date by 9 years. the data is from 2000.

    The facts aren`t false they`re predicted. Stop screaming "FALSE INTRANETZ!!"

  184. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    wow the whole "supercomputer" thing was kinda scary..
  185. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm
    Only $1000 for a computer of those capabilities? NICE. I will be like 59 years old though.. D=
  186. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    It all means nothing....
  187. Profile photo of Realbman
    Realbman Male 13-17
    342 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 4:24 am
    Did you know that this is total shenanigans :P unless they have a magic time machine and a machine that records completely useless information its all based on shady predictions from shady facts
  188. Profile photo of SWiTCH_XIII
    SWiTCH_XIII Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    i wish i had Japan`s internet speed.
  189. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    I dont understand.. How about you stop worrying about this cr/ap and just continue living your life. If by the end of your life all you worried about was education, technology, global disasters, and your retirement plan, then what was the point? If you aren`t reasonably happy the whole time what did you spend your life doing?
    oh and philosophical bullsh/t aside: i liked how they used a quantity of people for the market audience rather than the percent of people it was available to. Seeing as the population was already "exponential" i`d be more worried if the market audiences for these things WEREN`T achieved way faster than their predecessors. This video sacrificed validity for emotional impact and its disappointing because it started out looking like a great video.
  190. Profile photo of spammerboy
    spammerboy Male 13-17
    38 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 7:17 am
    I think something like this has been posted before...
  191. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    a $1000 computer that is smarter than the entire human species?! someone explain how that makes any sense! how can something we program be smarter than us??
  192. Profile photo of Mikeer
    Mikeer Male 18-29
    48 posts
    January 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    They didn`t say that computers will be "smarter" than humans. They said that processing capabilities will be greater than ours - and that is totally expected.

    Sadly, intelligence cannot be created/programmed (at least with our current technology). AI doesn`t count because it`s an algorithm.

  193. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    January 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    I dont understand.. How about you stop worrying about this cr/ap and just continue living your life. If by the end of your life all you worried about was education, technology, global disasters, and your retirement plan, then what was the point? If you aren`t reasonably happy the whole time what did you spend your life doing?
    oh and philosophical bullsh/t aside: i liked how they used a quantity of people for the market audience rather than the percent of people it was available to. Seeing as the population was already "exponential" i`d be more worried if the market audiences for these things WEREN`T achieved way faster than their predecessors. This video sacrificed validity for emotional impact and its disappointing because it started out looking like a great video.
  194. Profile photo of Valark
    Valark Male 13-17
    77 posts
    January 24, 2009 at 10:30 am
    I know they cited their source, but still, this is a blatant rip-off of shift happens. Two years later and they didn`t even bother to see if the numbers had changed. Sad, really.
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    rainmaker3 Male 18-29
    34 posts
    June 13, 2009 at 6:17 am
    There is no way a computer can exceed the human computational capabilities, because our brain works in a way that is unique and cannot be reached by any technical means. Computing is something that is really hard to explain, really. The numbers we have right now are not enough to satisfy the scientific needs of todays` science. Having a number like 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 isn`t really helpfull when you try to find how long it will take for a wheel to stop spinning, yet computers can find it, but still, it isn`t completely accurate. But if something isn`t perfect, then it is worse than the human equivalent.
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    emily1494 Female 18-29
    55 posts
    June 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    they showed this to us in school...it really wasn`t all that shocking
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    airf50 Male 18-29
    44 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 2:26 am
    I saw the "shift happens" powerpoint aswell. Its shocking, but it means we can achieve more in a shorter amount of time. In contrast, the number of problems that will arise will follow the same trend.

    Who knows, countries might be fighting in cyberspace wars in 100 years? Penetrating the core of their intelligence and locking down their computer systems.

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    headseed Male 70 & Over
    370 posts
    August 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    why end with the statistic on illegal song downloads???
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
    1414 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    lol at the illegal songs one
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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    October 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    I don`t know why, these types of videos always scare me, just a bit. It`s completely stupid.
    On the other hand... sometimes they kill my writer`s block! Thanks strange video!
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    December 17, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    I dont understand.. How about you stop worrying about this cr/ap and just continue living your life. If by the end of your life all you worried about was education, technology, global disasters, and your retirement plan, then what was the point? If you aren`t reasonably happy the whole time what did you spend your life doing?
    oh and philosophical bullsh/t aside: i liked how they used a quantity of people for the market audience rather than the percent of people it was available to. Seeing as the population was already "exponential" i`d be more worried if the market audiences for these things WEREN`T achieved way faster than their predecessors. This video sacrificed validity for emotional impact and its disappointing because it started out looking like a great video.
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    Shahar102 Female 18-29
    517 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    what about dead ppl? o.o

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