Do friend Fritz Morgen there was a remarkable article. Repost.
Man — this is one of the few creatures that having sex is simply this: for the sake of communication and entertainment. It is because of his desire to communicate homo sapiens and managed to build that civilization in which we now live.
Once upon a time, a few hundred thousand years ago, people communicated with each other only "directly". Then came more or less developed it with the help of which people have learned to communicate not only with his contemporaries but also to future generations. Next man invented writing, which greatly accelerated the process of information exchange.
The next step was the printing press German goldsmith Gutenberg drastically reduce the price of the book. It is characteristic that the first printing presses were used mainly for printing bibles. This fact once again illustrates the invaluable contribution of religion to the treasury of human progress.
In the twentieth century, a man survived two more information revolution: first got a computer and then the Internet. It’s funny that with the advent of the Internet a vicious circle: as well as many hundreds of thousands of years ago, one of the main incentives for socializing with like-minded again became commonplace sex …
And so. Now we are standing on the threshold of the next leap forward. Mobile revolution, when the Internet will be accompanied by a person not only at home and at work, but wherever he may be. In the car. In the subway. The train and plane. In the elevator, in the dining room and in the bathroom.
How would that change the world? I do not know. However, I am more than confident that this will be a change for the better. Another step to the very technological singularity:
Adherents of the theory of evolution believe that once upon a time man evolved from apes. Many modern scholars begin to see the following mutations: in their view, in twenty years people will be reborn in a new and better kind of living beings.
At the same time, experience shows that people in any case will not be willed cogs in a soulless bureaucratic machine. The fate of the slaves in the giant kibermuraveynike not threaten us. After all, free access to information makes people smarter, mind and slavery — are incompatible.
I am proud of the fact that Russia is ready now one of the first to enter into the society of the future: to provide fast mobile Internet access to every citizen.
The very idea of spending the Internet in every home there is nothing new. For example, in the same Petroleum Norway, as said lubava, the Internet has long done everything. And even if all of a sudden is representative of the older generation, because of old age, unable to work on the computer it is attached to a social worker, you press the right keys for the pensioner.
However, if the fixed Internet has already become in many countries is as natural as the hot water, then here with mobile networks, things are still far from being so cool. So I’m following the vigilant attention of the successes of Iota, the mobile Internet from which in a few years — I hope — will cover the whole vast territory of Russia.
In Russia traditionally difficult to roads and other communications: first, because of our difficult climate, and secondly, because of our low population density. Therefore Iota well as other cellular operators, has the unique advantage of "wired" providers which may make it competition develop rather slowly.
Just in case, let me remind the history of Iota.
Iota was created "from scratch" in May of 2007, and the company immediately began to build a network on the most modern technologies. In autumn of 2008 Iota earned in Moscow and in my hometown of St. Petersburg.
In November 2008, the Iota started selling the world’s first mobile phone with support for WiMAX.
In autumn 2009, the Iota launched its network in Ufa, a little later — in Krasnodar and Sochi.
In early 2010, the Iota began building the network in Peru. In the summer of 2010, Yota in Russia launched the first LTE network in Kazan.
In March of 2011, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has blessed Iota cooperation with the operators of the Big Three, and Rostelecom, thus making a speedy osetenenie Russia practically a done deal:
If in 2012, the year is not going to happen any disaster, in a few years, Russia still one of the first fourth generation network will deploy throughout the country.
As you can see, less than four years Iota went from an unknown start-up to one of the most important infrastructure companies in Russia. At the same time, it is very important to our yearning for RECORD shower, we are ahead of Japan and the United States. For example, the only provider of WiMax in Japan started to provide this service to the residents of Tokyo in the summer of 2009 — a year later than Iota made happy Moscow and St. Petersburg.
I think it’s time to get used to again be proud of our country.
In the nineties we experienced a real shock when they saw a very different standard of living in Russia and in the West. I recall that in 1993 the average salary in Russia was 50 U.S. dollars. For comparison, in Germany, while the average salary was 1,800 dollars, that is, has been almost forty times higher.
Partly because of the salary of shock, partly due to atrophy of the Soviet period, the ability to ignore the whiners and defeatists, many Russian citizens have lost faith in the future: wearing brown sunglasses and become chronic zhopogolikami.
In those dull days this weakness was, if not forgivable is at least understandable. However, over the years we should still sober. In 1993, the year Mavrodi deceived half of the country. In 2011, the year he can only deceive pathological "suckers" who themselves want to be deceived.
In 1993, the year Nevzorov and his six hundred seconds believe almost anything. Now, in 2011, the year the Russians time to have to learn to distinguish honesty from the seamy side.
Salary gap between us and the same in Germany for the past 18 years was reduced from forty to monstrous six times quite acceptable. If we consider that in Germany above payroll taxes, gasoline and all costs 60 rubles per liter, it is clear that the average German never again is compared to the average Russian bourgeois and a millionaire.
Roughly speaking, if the average German rides on the new "Volkswagen", the average Russian rides a "Volkswagen" Secondhand or new "fret". And this is — I will tell you as a motorist — not so important.
The emergence of companies like Iota clearly shows that Russia has a future. We may not be able to become the number one power in the world, what were once, say, ancient Rome or the UK. But to become number one in several important areas we are able to unambiguously. And if the development of Russia will continue in the same general direction, in five or ten years of such areas will be much greater.
PS. Was now RIF’e, said about the speech aloud. Guess what I heard back from the unknown to me blogger who introduced himself as "tridtsatitysyachnikom?"
I heard that in th
e regions of no Internet — the Internet is only in Moscow and St. Petersburg … and that in a few years, the region will die out completely by the roots — will have nowhere to lay cables.
I wonder: Does anyone monitoring degrees zhopogolizma? I understand that clinical psychopaths who are sure that there is no life for MKAD’om — fully. But I still want to see the interest rate: the percentage thousanders professed zhopogolizm five years ago, the percentage thousanders praying for death of Russia today. I can not understand — is reduced or increases the number of these pests.
PPS. Read my new article in the "Russian Pioneer", in which I talk about the "awkward age" blogosphere: http://www.ruspioner.ru/ru.php?id_art=2604