Title says it all…
…if this video is fake, it’s a great fake.
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently reported scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming since the 1950s, it should have gone some way towards convincing the skeptics that action is needed to curb the damage we’ve done to this fair planet of ours.
On a recent trip from London’s Luton Airport, I encountered this helpful chap, who was on-hand to provide some guidance on how best to navigate one’s way through customs.
I’m sure this is quite a common technological advance at airports across the world, but it’s the first time I’ve seen such tech used first-hand. It’s like something from Total Recall.
Has it really been six years since YouTube first took to the online airwaves? No, not quite. But a month from now will see that magic milestone reached, so I went in search for the first ever YouTube video…and I found it.
Uploaded at 8.27pm on Saturday 23rd of April, 2005, YouTube’s inaugural video starred company co-founder Jawed Karim. It’s not terribly exciting, and it lasts a mere eighteen seconds, but it’s a historical moment nonetheless.
The ‘Me at the zoo‘ video is Karim standing in front of a herd of elephants at San Diego Zoo. His main insight is that these elephants have “really, really, really…long trunks”.
Anyway…watch it for yourself here: