Sunday, January 25, 2009

This'll make you think!

The short video clip below raises all sorts of interesting questions.

Did you know:

  • There are more honors (high-IQ) children in India than the USA has children?
  • 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?
  • One out of eight couples married in the USA last year met online?
  • In terms of its number of users, if Myspace were a country, it would be the 5th largest in the world (between Indonesia and Brazil)?
  • In 1984, there were 1,000 Internet devices; in 1992, there were 1,000,000; and in 2008, there were 1,000,000,000?
  • There are about 540,000 words in the English language - about five times as many as during Shakespeare's time?
  • It's 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?

The video will tell you more.

Makes you think, doesn't it?



Crucis said...

Well, they were wrong about the New York Times comment unless they meant for fiction.

Cybrludite said...

They seem a bit optimistic (Or pessimistic, depending on your worldview) with regards to Moore's Law & the increases in future computing power.