Well... more like 1.2 seconds, hehe.
Here's another great TED Talk, this one by Dave Perry of Shiny Entertainment, discussing the progress of video game graphics and the medium as a whole. There's a pretty slick progress video about six minutes into the clip showing the graphical evolution of various game genres, and the basketball players I made in 1999 for NBA Live 2000 appear for... you guessed it, exactly two seconds hehe.
I've never been proud of or happy about any single minute I spent working at EA, or of anything I created while I was there. I never was a basketball fan either, ending up on the NBA Live team somewhat by accident when I'd applied to work on Need for Speed, and I basically consider it a wasted few years of my working life, but, I was pretty stoked to see my stuff included in a TED vid. You can see my basketball dudes at 7 mins 10 seconds.
The World of Warcraft stats he discusses are pretty humbling too, and although this video was released on Ted.com just last month, it was recorded over two years ago. Those stats are a *lot* higher today. Scary! :)