Before going into the details, I have a declaration– this was never written to blame anyone; if I was to blame, I will have to start from me! And more than that there is no point being a blamer; it never takes anyone anywhere!
Coming to the point, have you ever observed someone sitting next to you in a movie hall, or watching a mobile video in the subway?
With minimal physical movement, Eyes fixed, Brains wired out, not just them but even we would let it hypnotize us just because it lets us experience various emotions in the easiest possible way!
Now about the title, it all started as in for fun- I wanted to know the most viewed videos in the internet!
Thus did a quick googling and this was what I got- the list of most viewed videos in the internet!
- Despacito– Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee,
- Shape of You– Ed Shereen,
- See You Again– Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth,
- Uptown Funk– Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars,
- Gagnum Style– Psy,
- Masha and the Bear,
- Sugar– Maroon 5,
- Roar– Katy Perry,
- Shake it off– Tailor Swift,
- Sorry– Justin Bieber
Well, the list went on!
So I made a table with the 10 most viewed videos- to calculate the time it consumed.
I know this is just the list of the first five videos- I am lazy to make another table for the next five!
So, after preparing the table in my notebook, I multiplied the views and duration, added it up and got the total time it got played, in minutes. Rather total time that humanity did nothing other than watching it with brains wired out!
It was 152000000000 minutes!
Since it was a big figure, I felt I should convert it into hours; even then the figure was big! So I tried to bring it down to days, but that too was of no help and thus converted it into years!
Basically I divided the time I got in minutes by (60x24x365) to convert into years and this was the result-
2,80,000 years, rather 2800 centuries of humanity!
And the most scary thing I realized from it was- this was the case with just 10 videos in YouTube. I don’t know how many videos of what length and views are in YouTube. Of course I am not forgetting the fact that one can find a lot of other videos, other than the ones you find in YouTube- Netflix, Amazon Prime, Porn and many more!
I really do not know how many million or billion years of humanity is being lost!
That said, I am not expecting any great change with this article.
But if you feel there is some meaning in what I am trying to convey, at least in your perspective, then just think about it and ask yourself the question- ARE YOU LIVING YOUR LIFE FULLY!
P.S: I know I could have made it a video to have a wider reach, because people prefers videos! But I fear that this thirst for easiness might one day lead to our doomsday- I want people to read!