Don’t let FUD rule your life.
There is so much to be positive in this world.
Never has it been possible for an average person to compete on a global scale with the rich and powerful. The Internet has made it possible for anyone to create a product and sell it nearly anywhere to anyone. It is also possible for the average person to make a difference in world politics simply by blogging about facts they know.
Yet, there are always those who speak of doom and gloom. Able to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. No, I am not talking about the Democratic party.
I came across the article below from Macworld:
Consumer and corporate use of the Internet could overload the current capacity and lead to brown-outs in two years unless backbone providers invest billions of dollars in new infrastructure, according to a study released Monday…
…The study confirms long-time concerns of the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an advocacy group focused on upgrading U.S. broadband networks, said Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman of the group. The group, with members including AT&T, Level 3 Communications, Corning, Americans for Tax Reform and the American Council of the Blind, has been warning people of the coming “exaflood” of video and other Web content that could clog its pipes.
The post makes a claim that the Internet will be out of capacity soon because not enough is being invested into the infrastructure.
The post is actually very good and I do suggest you read it. I like the point at the end that telecommunications is not a luxury and should not be taxed like a sin.
I don’t think that we will run out of capacity in 2 years.
I’m no expert, but when the demand comes, there will be the investment in it. While I think it could get a bit congested, eventually there will be money to be made in increasing the Internet to handle the demand. I am not sure brown-outs are a possibility with the way the Internet is routed (remember, is was supposed to survive damage from nuclear war).
This could be a good sign to invest in those companies that will profit as more money is spent in the expansion.
While I am sure that there are those in the group that are experts on the matter (like AT&T), I am not sure the American Council of the Blind or Americans for Tax Reform are necessarily the sources I would depend on for Internet matters. I agree that not preparing for the future is poor planning, but the Macworld headline is a bit overboard.
We can let fear, uncertainty, and doubt rule our lives or we can plan for a bright exciting future.
You can let the latest Google-slap let you feel like there is no way to make money online, or you can work to create other opportunities for yourself. Those that are successful always are looking how to profit by change instead of fighting it.
Often, those that sell doom and gloom are planning to sell you something else.
You will see a lot of the guru claims that if you do not by their latest product, you will lose out. You will never be able to compete. Maybe their product is useful, but there will always be something else that will work.
The real need to be successful is the desire to keep moving forward.
Stopping at the first sign of defeat is often what will keep you from continuing on to success. When you find yourself lost on the path to success, it is not a time to give up and go home. Take a moment and find out what is the best way to get back on the path and keep moving.
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