A lot of stories like this pop up around the web and although they can be quite interesting to read, the underlying trend is nothing new. An offline equivalent might have a headline like:
Watching a documentary is quicker and easier than reading a book
In this hyper-connected world we’re all starting to realise the power of interactivity (or it’s evilness), but let’s not underestimate the power of the lazy person inside all of us that just wants to sit back, relax and passively consume.
This Just in: Watching stuff is easier than reading stuff! A couch potato is lazier than a book worm!
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I’m a big fan of the VlogBrothers, two brothers who make daily youtube videos addressed to each other (but also to a wider audience). In today’s video one of the brothers, Hank, attempts to give the other brother – and the rest of the viewers – a quick overview of “Ecosystem Services“. To quote Hank directly:
“Ecology is a fascinating and complicated science. But if you mix it with the fascinating and complicated science of economics, you end up giving value to the things our world does for us.
Those things, in ecological lingo, are “ecosystem services” and you can actually put price tags on them.”
It’s an interesting video and a great introduction to an area of economics that I had never really considered before: