Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How today's gadgets and today's social media would have changed 9/11

It has been 11 years since 9/11. The world mourns and remembers the victims and heroes. Here is an article about how social media would have changed it:

It is true. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, no YouTube in September 2001. Life today is unimaginable without these social media platforms. While many people frown at the thought of people Tweeting every detail of their lives, imagine how useful this information is, when we need it the most.

My guess is that if Twitter and Facebook had existed on 9/11, not only would people have known more about what happened inside the building, but people from outside would have been able to warn the people inside to get out quickly , to safety. The exchange of information would have allowed people to make better decisions.

At the same time, the gadgets we have today are much better than in 2001. The earlier cell phones did not have cameras on them. The ones had began having cameras started with low resolutions. And then, with 1 or 2 megapixels. Only now, do we have cell phones with high resolution cameras and video recorders, in addition to cell phones that can play feeds from television, and transmit video feed of the cell phone user live.

One of the reasons why we need to accelerate innovation and try to acquire tomorrow's technology today is the utility in not only finding greater uses, but also solving problems more effectively and efficiently. This is why we need to work harder and push ourselves more to accelerate the pace of innovation...

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