If someone was ready to fork over $1 million to you to stop using the Internet forever would you do it? A recent informal poll by the Fund for American Studies suggests the answer is “no”. The question was posed to beachgoers one afternoon and answers ranged from “I don’t even know if I could take on that challenge” to “it would have to be something in excess of 15-20 million.” Strong sentiment for such a casual audience.
But the video doesn’t just stop with that question. It’s a thought-provoking commentary on the value/worth of technology today versus its actual cost. In its Visual Networking Index, Cisco estimates that by 2015, the number of devices connected to IP networks will be twice as high as the global population. And with internet access available for just pennies a day, the value/cost ration of the internet is without equal.
It’s a fun video and an interesting social commentary. Give it some thought – would $1 million dollars make YOU give up the internet?