Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moving at the Speed of ___________?

Tonight, with a couple of minutes left in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, I decided to find out what day the finals start (I found out they start Thursday). Naturally, I used Google, and went to the Wikipedia entry for the NBA finals. Like I said, Cleveland was still playing Orlando, and even though they were down by 18 points, the game still had some time left. Regardless, Wikipedia had already been edited to declare Orlando the winner and spelled out which games would take place in L.A and which would happen in Orlando. I am not sure if I should have been startled or surprised by this (who's to say, anyway?), but I was. Information is moving so fast it is, in a sense, reaching conclusions before we do.

2 comments:

jpgahagan said...

If we can harness this power even more efficiently, than we can relay information so fast that we will actually enter a cyber-induced time warp where we will no longer have to wait for the games to even finish. We won't even have to watch them! Better yet, they won't ever have to be played in the first place! Hell, why not just get rid of sports all together and just predict the result of every professional sport event played from now until the end of time with out cyper-sport-time-warp-imformulator!! This is brilliant...

Christopher said...

It is your utopia Joe- one with no sports whatsoever!

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