Monday, October 8, 2007

Oh My Goodness.

So this morning I was up fairly early (which means I got up when my alarm went off). While I was drinking my coffee and getting ready for my day, I turned on the TV. Now, I have a High-Def TV, so I tend to watch programs that are in HD, or at least favor them. So despite my inclination to watch something related to money or the economy
on CNN or something, I turned to Good Morning America in HD.
The show was mostly good, a little hurried I thought, but covered a variety of stories, and kept up the pace fairly well.

Then they got to a story about giving laptops to poverty-stricken children. My first thoughts were "why do children in poverty need laptops" and "I'll bet that these aren't even U.S. Children". Well, I was right about the second part (and probably the first). There is an organization called "One Laptop per Child" which manufactures low-cost, durable laptops designed for children.

Ok, first, why the heck do kids need laptops? I never had one, and I'm fine. Second, why not educate our own children? Why not send these laptops to impoverished children in the US? Does this company not realize that we could benefit from them? Why do we keep breeding talent elsewhere in the world. Listen, Outsourcing is already a problem! Why educate a global community? Do we need more cheap telemarketers??!!?!

Well, their CEO, Nicholas Negroponte was being interviewed, and at one point, the interviewer asks "What impact would you like to see in 5-10 years". His answer was something along the line of "poverty will be eliminated, and there will be world peace".

Hold the Phone!!! Ok, as a believer, this is pretty scary and exciting at the same time, because this is literally a sign of the apocalypse. It's exciting because it may mean the end is near, but it is scary because this man, whose name is frighteningly similar to Nicolai Carpathia (Character of the AntiChrist from the "Left Behind" series) is from a european nation touting world peace. Look into it. This isn't stuff to just throw around on a morning interview.

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mike macon said...