Friday, January 29, 2010

some scary stuff

Did you know?

If you're one in a million in China...
there are 1,300 people just like you
China will soon become the Number One
English speaking country in the world.

The 25% of India's population with the highest IQ's...
is GREATER than the total population of the U.S
TRANSLATION: India has more honor kids
than America has kids.

The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010...
did not exist in 2004
We are currently preparing students for jobs
that don't yet exist

Using technologies that haven't been invented...
In order to solve problems we don't even know
are problems yet

The U.S department of Labor estimates today's
learner will have 10-14 jobs...
by the age of 38

1 in 4 workers has been with their current
employer for less than a year
1 in 2 have been there less than 5 years

1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S
last year met online

there are over 200 million registered
users on MySpace
If MySpace were a country, it would be
the 5th largest in the world
(between Indonesia and Brazil)

the #1 ranked country in
Broadband Internet Penetration is...
Bermuda, #19 is the U.S

#22 Japan

We are living in exponential times

there are 31 Billion searches on Google every month
In 2006, this number was 2.7 billion
To whom were these questions addressed B.G? (Before Google)

The first commercial text message was sent
in December of 1992
Today, the number of text messages sent
and recieved everyday, exceeds the total
population of the planet

Years it took to reach a market audience
of 50 million:
Radio 38 years, TV 13 years, Internet 4 years
iPod 3 years, Facebook 2 years

The number of Internet devices in 1984 was 1,000
the number of internet devices in 1992 was 1,000,000
in 2008: 1,000,000,000

There are about 540,000 words in the
English language...about 5X as many
as during Shakespear's time

It is estimated that a week's worth of
the New York Times contains more information
than a person was likely to come across in a
lifetime in the 18th century

It is estimated that 4 exabytes (4.0x10^19)
of unique information will be generated this year
That is more than the previous 5,000 years

The amount of new technical information
is doubling every 2 years...
For students starting a 4 year technical degree
this means that...half of what they learn in their first
year of study will be outdated by their third year of

NTT Japan has succesfully tested a fiber
optic cable...that pushes 14 trillion bits per
second down a single strand of fiber
That is 2,660 CD's or 210 million phone
calls every second.
It is currently trippling every six months
and is expected to do so for the next 20 years

By 2013, a supercomputer will be built that
exceeds the computational capabilities
of the human brain
Predictions are that by 2049, a $1,000 computer
will exceed the computational capabilities of the
entire human species

Did you know?
That during the course of time you took to read this...
67 babies were born in the U.S, 274 babies were born in China
395 babies were born in India, and 694,000 songs were downloaded illegally

So what does it all mean?

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