Technology Stats and Predictions
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Did you know?
- If you are one in a million in China, there are 1,300
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, it’s 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 US, 244 in China, 351 in India
- The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s
learner will have 10-14 jobs…by age 38.
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor…1 out of 4
workers today is working for a company for 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 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 technology that hasn’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 and invention
- Currency the world standard of value
- Highest standard of living
- In 1900.
- 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 government spent less than half as
much on research and innovation in education.
- 1 of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.
- There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace
(as of Sept 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.
- We are living in exponential times. (a tub drains at the
- There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google
- To whom were these questions addressed B.G. (Before
- The number of text message sent and received every 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 that 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 to the 18th)
of unique information will be generated world wide this year.
- That’s estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000
- 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.
- Third-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 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 I
- Predictions are that e=paper will be cheaper then real
- 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year.
- The $100 laptop project is expecting to shop between
50-100 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 will only take a $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 computational capabilities of the human race.
- What does it all mean?
- Now you know…
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