[Image source: extract from WikiViz Wikipedia Visualization by Chris Harrison]
Maybe it’s Wikipedia?
Clay Shirky made an estimate in his article about cognitive surplus, and found it came out at about one hundred million man-hours of human thought.
And the domain wikipedia.org “>was registered in January 2001, just over eight years ago. In eight years the Americans went from a speech in Congress by their president to a man on the moon.
Our generation, in eight years, made an open, freely accessible encyclopaedia of human knowledge. It’s not the hell bad, you know. I think we can be proud of ourselves.
My question – and of course this is my question – is what do we spend our next 100 million hours on?