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"The time from here to Singularity depends sensitively on the particulars of what we humans do during the next decade (and even the next few years)."

Archive for May, 2007

The Most Deadly Book in the World

Too much information is bad for you.

The evidence is slowly coming in, but my gut feeling is that it’s really, really bad for you. I very brief search of recent news (most of the following quotes are from the last week or so) points in the direction of a global melt down of information overload.

Developers of the social bookmarking site Reddit says:

While we were developing Reddit, we always used to run into people who’d recognize us and come up to say hi. “Oh, wow,” they’d say to us. “I can’t tell you how much your site has killed my productivity. I check it a hundred times every day.” At first, we just laughed these comments off. But after a while, I begun to find them increasingly disturbing. We’d set out to make something people want — but what if they didn’t want to want it?

Or, more to the point, maybe they wanted it so much, it killed them?
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