Death by video
I only watch 1000 years of video per day.
Chinese users of short video services consume an average 110 minutes of such content every day, according to a new report from industry group the China Netcasting Services Association. The Association on Tuesday published its “2020 China Network Audiovisual Development Research Report” into the nation’s use of online video. …
...if you look at the stats for IBM's World Community grid, Team China donates about 10 years of CPU time a day:
And they have contributed over 24,000 years of CPU time total:
This is by far the most daily CPU time of any national team but it doesn't compare to 140,000 years of video a day!
before they catch up and overtake the West (innovations, wages, etc, etc.), they'll grind to a halt due to low productivity. I say, tell Mr Trump to upload 1000 x as many short vids to youtube, much cheaper to win economic war this way.
just pick up the phone.
"...as short videos often allow users to click on products depicted in a frame to be transported to an e-commerce site where they can acquire whatever it is caught their eye."
Courtney Love in conversation with Stevie Nicks. Spin Magazine October 1997
CL: ... While we're on the subject, tell me about your rose Porsche.
SN: Me and a bunch of my friends were in my house in Phoenix, we were up all night doing lots of cocaine and watching that movie Risky Business. That's one of my favourites. And I just made a call and that Porsche was delivered.
CL: You said "I want a rose Porsche"?
SN: I said, I want the same Porsche that's in Risky Business.
CL: There's a Porsche in Risky Business?
SN: Yes, there is. And I bought it. That morning.