Mark Cuban: "The Internet is Dead and Boring"
Much like Friedrich Nietzsche, who scandalized 19th-century Europe by
declaring that "God is dead," Mark Cuban has some bad news for all the
true believers who are investing billions in the Web. "We have reached the point of diminishing returns with
today's internet. The speed of broadband to your home won't increase
much more in the next five years than it has in the last five years.
That is not enough to work as a platform for new levels of applications
that will require much, much higher levels of bandwidth."
Anyway, since being posted last week, the interview has already resulted in 192 comments. I briefly scanned the comments, and, as might be expected, most of them aren't too supportive of Mr. Cuban: "[He's] just some guy who got lucky and made way too much money too fast? I am rich, therefore I am smart..."
[image: Mark Cuban via Portfolio magazine]
Are university safe spaces killing intellectual growth?
Our experience of time may be blinding us to its true nature, say scientists.
- Time may not be passing at all, says the Block Universe Theory.
- Time travel may be possible.
- Your perception of time is likely relative to you and limited.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
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