7.03.2008

THE CHANGE OF CHANGE

Talk about exponential growth: check out "Shift Happens," winner of last year's "World's Best Presentation" contest. My favorite facts:

* The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn't exist in 2004.

* We've produced more unique new information this year than mankind had in the past 5000 years.

* The amount of technical information is doubling every two years. By 2010, it'll double every 72 hours.

As I once heard said, the change of change is changing. So many implications, but I'll just offer one: education - at all levels - needs to be less about learning stuff and more about learning how to learn. (Btw, the slide show says Nintendo spent almost twice as much last year on R&D as the federal government did on R&D on education.)
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