The Speed of Information

You have to look back to remember how we lived, how we connected, how much we knew about the world at large and how much has changed including the speed of information.

The upsetting information about the way the death of Kobe Bryant this past week came to our phones within minutes of the helicopter crash. Within minutes if not seconds we were getting texts from our children, big basketball fans, who grew up when Kobe first entered the league. Also, asking us to never take a helicopter again.

China can’t keep the coronavirus to themselves. We are all connected. There are days when I wish we weren’t so connected particularly reading the constant media feed highlighting the absolute disgust I have right now about our Government officials who have taken it upon themselves to ignore our constitution and a right to the American people to hear a fair trial.

You can’t turn back time. You can’t put the cat back in the bag. We live in a global world. There will always be negotiations among countries to keep their own cultures, economies, and competition. These days the public gets to see all of that on a daily basis. Why do we have to have the fear of nuclear war hanging over our heads?

No doubt there are people around the globe morning the loss of Kobe Bryant and his young daughter. The speed of information also gives us a connection to people that we don’t personally know but we know through the transparency of information being sent by ourselves.

Kobe and the virus have consumed the last day across the globe. Not sure the point I am trying to make here but there is something about the anxiety around the world right now and losing Kobe in a strange way has amplified that as the information came to us almost as fast as the speed of life.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Thought about that yesterday as well.What matters to me is not how quick I get it but how long it lasts and where it takes me to.Kinda squishy metric I realize.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Those metrics work

  2. pointsnfigures

    I wish we had more compassion with information. TMZ didn’t wait for anyone to notify his family. So tragic for them. So crass by TMZ. News orgs also publish hearsay Builtin that forwards their agenda, polluting the airwaves. It’s no wonder people have lost confidence in them and other institutional

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. Pointsandfigures

        Grr, typing on phones, Builtin s/b hearsay bullshit….. : )