Did you know?
sometimes size does matter.
if you’re one in a million in cina…
there are 1,300 people just like you.
in india, there are 1,100 people just like you.
the 25% of the population in cina
with the highest IQs…
is greater than the total population
of north america.
in india,it’s the top 28%.
translation for teachers:
they have more honors kids than we have kids.
did you know?
cina will soon become the number one
english- speaking country in the world.
if you took every single job in the u.s.
today and shipped it to cina…
it still would have a labor surplus.
during the course of this presentation…
60 babies will be born in the u.s.a.   
244 babies will be born in cina.
351 babies will be born in india.
the u.s. department of labor
estimates that today’s learner
will have 10 to 14 job…
by age 38.
according to the u.s. department of labor…
1 out of 4 workers today is working
for a company for whom
they have been employed less than 1 year.
more than 1 out of 2 are working for
a company
for whom they have worked less than 5 years.
according to former secretary
of education richard riley…
the top jobs that will be in demand
in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
we are currently preparing students
 for jobs that don’t yet exist…
using technologies that
haven’t yet been invented…
in order to solve problems
we don’t even know are problems yet.
name this country…
richest in the world ,
largest military,
center of world business
and finance ,
strongest education ,
system world center of innovation ,
system currency the world standard of value

Did you know?
the world u.s. is 20 th
in the world in broadband internet penetration
(luxembourg just passed us).
Nintendo invester more than $140 million
 in research and developement in 2002 alone.
The u.s. federal government spent
less than half as much on research
and innovation in education.
1 of every 8 couples married
in the u.s. last year met online.
there are 106 million registered users of MySpace
(as of september 2006).
if MySpace were a country,
 it would be the 11th-largest in the world
(between Japan and Mexico).
The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.
did you know?
there are 2.7. billion searches
performed on Google each month.
To whom were these questions
addressed before google?
the number of text messages(sms)
sent and received every day
exceeds the population of the planet.
there about 540,000 words
in the English language…
about 5 times as many during
Shakespeare’s time.
more than 3,000 new books are published…
it is estimated that a week’s
worth of 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 1.5. exabytes
(1.5 x 10^18) of unique new information
will be generated worldwide this year.
that’s estimated to be more
than in the previous 5,000 years.
the amount of new technical information
is doubling every 2 years.
for students starting
a four-year technical or college degree,
this means that…
half what they learn in their
 first year of study
will be outdated by their
third year of study.
it is predicted to double
every 72 hours by 2010.
third-generation fiber optics
has recently been tested by both nec and alcatel…
 that pushes 10 trilion bits per second
down one strand of fiber.
that’s 1.900 CDs,
or 150 million simultaneous phine calls,
every second.
it’s currently tripling about
every 6 months and is expected todo
so for at least the next 20 years.
the fiber is already there.
 they’re just improving the switches on the ends,
 which means the marginal cost of
these improvements is effectively $0.
predictions are that e-paper
will be cheaper than real paper.
47 million laptops were shipped
worldwide last year.
the $100 laptop project is expecting
to ship between 50 to 100 million laptops
a year to children in underdeveloped countries.
predictions are that by 2013
a supercomputer will be built
that exceeds the computation capability
of the human brain.
by 2023, when 1st-graders will be just 23 years old
and beginning their (first) careers…
it only will take a $1,000 computer
to exceed the capabilities
of the human brain.
and wile technical predications farther
out than about 15 years are to make…
predictions are that by 20049 a $1,000 computer
will exceed the computational
capabilities of the human race.
what does it all mean?


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