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Lately a lot of us have been actively following Google's Giga initiative. What can be better than speeds 100x faster then what we already have, especially if it is offered for free? All this sounds good, but what's the catch?




do not like about the Internet will also be magnified 100x fold. In other words, if web surfing is compared to driving, a lot of online users are still 'student' drivers. Giga fiber will put
everyone at the wheel of a really fast sports car. Is the information super highway ready for drivers @100x speeds?

civil online citizens? Is it possible that current education/morality levels are actually somehow
indirectly proportional to technological progress?





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Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on March 26, 2010 at 11:44am
In todays high speed world of technological advancements we are always looking for the next, fastest thing but rarely to we step back and ask ourselves if these technological will really enhance our quality of life or further detach us from our own humanity.
Yes, IMO it is important to reflect on how such tech innovations could impact communities long term. Is our quality of life dependent solely on technology? Probably not, otherwise we wouldn't be in Hawaii, right? We already know what civilization did to other cities, like New York. Are we recreating the same pattern on the Islands?

What we need is for Lady Giga to do a hula to get Google's attention.
He he, this sounds effective :) though it seems like Google's decision depends mostly on usability factors.

Google just released this article outlining next steps in their decision making process:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/201003/next-steps-for-our-experiment...

Quote from article:
This enthusiasm is much bigger than Google and our experimental network. If one message has come through loud and clear, it's this: people across the country are hungry for better and faster Internet access.
No doubt, as there are a lot of possible uses given by faster online speeds.

Wherever we decide to build, we hope to learn lessons that will help improve Internet access everywhere. After all, you shouldn't have to jump into frozen lakes and shark tanks to get ultra high-speed broadband.
Right. Some people really did that, he? IMO mostly due to their current mediocre conditions, or simply boredom. Faster access is exciting, I just think we also need to pay attention to its applications, especially how it could help to cure the growing environmental disconnect.
Comment by Barry Weinman on March 25, 2010 at 9:41am
What we need is for Lady Giga to do a hula to get Google's attention
Comment by Gus Higuera on March 24, 2010 at 9:42pm
You ask some very good questions. In todays high speed world of technological advancements we are always looking for the next, fastest thing but rarely to we step back and ask ourselves if these technological will really enhance our quality of life or further detach us from our own humanity.

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