Today via a link to an interesting article in The Guardian posted on LinkedIn by Luca Toledo, I found an amazing video from a camera sent into space by a 7 year old boy and his father.
Think about that. Isn’t that amazing? A 7 year old kid and his dad send a camera into space on a weather balloon, film the trip, use an iPhone as a GPS system to find the camera when it lands and recover the video. That is utterly amazing! It should be an inspiration to dreamers everywhere.
So I tweeted it.
Nobody retweeted it. Then it occured to me: What’s wrong with people?
Thirteen year old Rebecca Black makes a music video paid for by her parents and gets over 100 million views on YouTube in a month, but a 7 year old kid gets only 267,043 views in 6 months for having sent a camera into space? Now I’m not picking on Rebecca Black. I was genuinely impressed by what she and all the creative people who responded to her did, but there is simply no comparison between her video and this one:
Come on people, get inspired and inspire others! Tweet, Facebook, Stumble and Tumble and get the word out. Make this spacecraft video “go viral!”