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Did You Know Video

Posted by David  •  May 3rd, 2007 6:33:09 pm - Subscribe | Mood: confused | Music: Last of The Mohicans Soundtrack

Here is a excellent little Did you know video that gives fact, truths, and future predictions. Enjoy



Did you know?

  • Sometimes size does matter.
  • If you're one in a million in China there are 1,300 people just like you.
  • In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.
  • The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs is greater than the total population of North America. In India, its the top 28%.
  • Translation for teachers: they have more honors kids than we have kids.
  • China 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 China it still would have a labor surplus.
  • During the course of this presentation.
  • 60 babies will be born in the U.S.
  • 244 babies will be born in China.
  • 351 babies will be born in India.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today's learner will have 10 to 14 jobs by age 38.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for who 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 10 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.
  • Did you know? The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband internet penetration (Luxembourg just passed us).
  • Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development in 2002 alone. The U.S. federal goverment 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 over 106 million registered users on 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? We are living in exponential times.
  • There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month. To whom were these questions addressed B.G. (before Google)
  • The number of text message sent and received ever day exceeds the population of the planet.
  • There are about 540,000 words in the English language about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare's time.
  • More than 3,000 new books are published daily.
  • 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 1018) 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 of 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.
  • Theird-generation fiber optics has recently been tested by both NEC and Alcatel that pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber.
  • That's 1,900 CDs, or 150 million simultaneous phone calls, every second.
  • It's currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do 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 $1,000 computer to exceed the capabilities of the human brain.
  • And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to make predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computation capabilities of the human race.
  • What does it all mean? Shift happens.

    Now you know.

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    deathcab4u Says:
    May 03rd, 2007

    I thought that was cool, saw it a month or two ago. Still interesting a second time, but the music has got to go!

    How are you doin' David?

    monochrome Says:
    May 22nd, 2007

    That's interesting and kind of morbid at the same time.

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