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Google is coming with something way more cool than a phone and tablet

  1. #11


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    anyone else think the the guy in the picture looks like paul gasol of the los angels lakers, lol

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  2. #12


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    It's Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google. He just worth 18 billions..
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    It's Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google. He just worth 18 billions..

    Hi there
    What's the use of all that dosh if you don't have time to SPEND it. !!!!

    For some people it's just a numbers game

    Actually surprising though this might sound everybody has an "Optimum" happiness amount which is surprisingly small compared with what these billionaire's are worth.

    In W. Europe the amount was reckoned to be around 110,000 EUR a year AFTER all taxes etc. with NO rent to pay -- i.e you owned your own property -- and no credit card or any other loans outstanding . So we are talking about 110,000 EUR DISPOSABLE income a year.

    OK quite a bit above the majority incomes in W. Europe but this amount surprisingly was the amount people felt they could enjoy their lives reasonably, in a decent amount of privacy and not have any problems with Bills etc.

    Once you start getting beyond this and buying "exclusive Yachts"s / expensive cars etc -- your life become more in the public domain -- you have for example a crew on a boat etc things get much more complex to manage and the average joe just couldn't be bothered.

    Strange but true -- I know if you are out of work or on a low income the idea of 5 billion bucks sounds very nice indeed and who would refuse it but do the research -- you could probably work out your OWN comfort zone too as an exercise -- remember expensive gadgets such as country estates, yachts / planes etc means PEOPLE around to handle this stuff -- people over who you have little control and might HATE and further you really might not want to be bothered with this stuff.

    If I can afford a nice Box at Man Utd when I'm in England -- that's a start !!!.

    Cheers
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    If I have 18 billions, I will stop to play with my toy train and build a real railroad, stream engine of course an no computers, no cell phones, nothing. May be a train museum, anyway something to play with those big toys. All aboard ......
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Reminds me of people walking around "Tethered with an Earpiece to their Phone". To me that just says "Wage Slave -- I'm beholden to somebody else who thinks I am available for their requests at any time".
    A few years back I was chatting with a friend who is an executive with a Fortune 50 company about people with Bluetooth headsets and Crackberrys wanting to look like they are important. He pointed out that he deals with the really big of the bigwigs all the time and that they don't wear Bluetooth earpieces or carry Crackberries, they have people who work for them that do that. He then pointed out that his job still requires him to have a Crackberry and a Bluetooth earpiece.
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  6. #16


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    I recently received inside information that MS are developing a new technology that will make Google Project Glass obsolete.

    Apparently it is a new microchip that a dentist installs in your tooth, and it downloads information from the clouds straight into your brain and is controlled by your thoughts! They said there is a risk involved after drinking a quart of whisky ... short circuits could fry your frontal lobe!


    I can just see all the Buddhist monks rushing to the stores to buy Google Glass to help in their contemplative meditation sessions on desolate mountains, where they try to empty their minds of all thoughts, emotions, images and clutter from the outside world, so as to be in touch with their inner psyche!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    It's Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google. He just worth 18 billions..
    Actually surprising though this might sound everybody has an "Optimum" happiness amount which is surprisingly small compared with what these billionaire's are worth.
    As Johnny Cash so aptly put it in one of his songs:

    "But little they know, it's so hard to find,
    One rich man in ten, with a satisifed mind.

    Money can't buy back,
    your youth when you're old.
    Or a friend when you're lonely,
    or a love that's grown cold."

    The problem with any addictive behaviour is ... and especially if accumulating $$$ is the object of the addiction ... there's no such thing as enough. When the first $1M gaol is achieved it doesn't satisfy, so they think they need another ... and another ... and another ... ad infinitum.

    The problem is they're trying to fulfill a psychic or spiritual need with material objects, and it never works.

    As Paul Hogan ... of Crocodile Dundee fame ... would say: "Bit of philosophising there for you sunshine ... and it's FREE! Yeee Haaaa!"
    Last edited by poppa bear; 26 Apr 2012 at 03:12.
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