Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Megatrend of "YouTube"

Below is my comment on the article of "the people's network", TIME
issued on November 20, 2006.

I really would like to applaud your selection of YouTube as the top
of your best inventions 2006 because of its mega-impact on people’s
lives, our society and our culture not only in one year alone but also
in the years far ahead.

To my great surprise, YouTube is evolving by itself with the ballooning
increase of people making and watching videos on earth, separate from
the original intentions of the young founders. The old regime in the
media might have some fears on the peculiar phenomenon. No one knows
where YouTube will go. However one thing is clear to me, namely, the
major player of this game is not the limited number of professionals
involved in it, but the vast number of people connected with each other
on earth through this new device on the web.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Below is my comment on the article of "Oceans of Nothing"
Page 26, TIME November 13, 2006.

“Oceans without fish are like cities without human beings!” A terrible thought hit me when I read your article on the study of seafood supply published in Science.

The conclusion of this study that fishermen will have nothing left to catch in about fifty years ahead is so stunning that some other scientists and industrial experts are critical and skeptical on that.

However, judging from the recent trend of climate change, pollution and overfishing, it is probable that the ocean ecosystem is deteriorating dramatically under the deep sea. Oceans are the very Mother Nature that directly link to human beings as the top of the pyramid in food chain.
In that sense, we should not disregard the sincere warning from Canada.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Asia's Great Science Experiment

Below is my comment on the article of TIME magazine, "Asia's Great Science Experiment" Page 46. TIME October 30. 2006.

Your message is shocking for Americans and Europeans. Namely, Asian economies are not the only clear and future threat to the advanced ones as U.S. and Europe that they have long believed, but Science is another clear and present danger to them.

However, Asians, especially the Chinese, the Indians and the Koreans, should also stay sharp because the loose ethical codes and hasty ambitions by scientists and engineers in those countries could lead to a serious disaster in the future like the environment hazards spreading all across Asia now.

What is needed now for both Europeans and Asians is not to remain on the sidelines with each other but to act together to benefit from this global science innovation.