Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Age of Earthquakes - quotes

I have just finished reading / skimming / browsing "The Age of Earthquakes" by Shuman Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hand Ulrich Obrist.

It's full of interesting quotes and reflections that make you think.

"Twenty years ago the Internet used zero per cent of human consumption.
Today, the digital economy uses 10 per cent of the world's electricity.
It is the same amount that was used to light the entire planet in 1985.

"The natural human attention span is the length of one Beatles song."

"Bored people crave war. Fact"

"Poverty with no internet would be truly dreadful. Hoard anything you can't download."

"Healthy people are bad for capitalism." [there is a faded MacDonald's arches in the background]

"The world is too interesting and too boring at the same time."

"What if there were a drug that made you feel more like yourself? What would that feel like?"

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