Sunday, November 27, 2011

1993 and now

Back in 1993 when we created Undercurrents, our daily lives were so different from today. There was no internet, few mobile phones, no iPhones or i- anythings for that matter and only a tiny number of laptops. There was no YouTube, Facebook or Google.

Geo-politically, China was still largely a closed economy, as was India. Brazil was a pariah nation in default, rather than the second-fastest-growing country in the world that it is today. And things are changing more rapidly still.

For example, in the past year, 246 million new internet users were registered in China. This means that more people began to use the internet in China last year alone than there are actual internet users in the whole of the US. China added more users in one year than there are users in the US. Imagine what this means.

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