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  • 1. Think the liberal arts don’t matter? Take a look at the future.
  • 2. A future where… the power of the mind trumps all else.
  • 3. A future where… knowledge is out of date before degrees are earned.
  • 4. A future where… people are expected to hold up to 12 different positions by age 38.
  • 5. Lyon doesn’t teach skills that will be outdated infive years. We educate students for life.
  • 6. A future where… checking the box won’t cut it.
  • 7. A future where… thought and innovation are king.
  • 8. Lyon students don’t check the box. They askhow the box got there, why it needs to bechecked, and how it can be improved.
  • 9. DID YOUKNOW?
  • 10. The 25% of India’s population withthe highest IQs….
  • 11. The 25% of India’s population withthe highest IQs….…is greater than the total population of the United States.
  • 12. Translation: India has more honors kids than the U.S. has kids.
  • 13. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010…
  • 14. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010… …did not exist in 2004.
  • 15. We are preparing students for jobsthat don’t yet exist…
  • 16. We are preparing students for jobsthat don’t yet exist… with technologythat hasn’t yet been invented…
  • 17. We are preparing students for jobsthat don’t yet exist… with technologythat hasn’t yet been invented… …in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  • 18. The U.S. Department of Laborestimates that today’s learner willhave 10-14 jobs...
  • 19. The U.S. Department of Laborestimates that today’s learner willhave 10-14 jobs... …by the age of 38.
  • 20. 1 in 4 workers…
  • 21. 1 in 4 workers… has been with hiscurrent employer for less than a year.
  • 22. 1 in 4 workers… has been with hiscurrent employer for less than a year.1 in 2 has been there less than 5 years.
  • 23. Still want to learn job-specific skills? Or wouldyou rather harness the power of your mind toadapt to any job?
  • 24. Facebook has over 800 millionregistered users.
  • 25. Facebook has over 800 millionregistered users. If Facebook were a nation, it would be the third largest in the world.
  • 26. The world is getting smaller and smaller. Thosenot taught to think critically, write persuasively,and communicate effectively will be left behind.
  • 27. We are living in exponential times.
  • 28. We are living in exponential times.In 2006, there were 2.7 billionsearches on Google each month.
  • 29. We are living in exponential times.In 2006, there were 2.7 billionsearches on Google each month.In 2011, there were 31 billion Google searches each month.
  • 30. It is estimated...
  • 31. It is estimated... that a week’s worthof the New York Times containsmore information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
  • 32. It is estimated... that 4 exabytes(4.0x1019) of unique information willbe generated this year—that’s more than the past 5,000 years.
  • 33. The amount of new technicalinformation is doubling every 2years.
  • 34. The amount of new technicalinformation is doubling every 2years. That means for students starting a 4 year technical degree…
  • 35. The amount of new technicalinformation is doubling every 2years. That means for students starting a 4 year technical degree… half of what they learn will be outdated by their third year of study.
  • 36. Do you want to graduate from college with 50%outdated knowledge? Or graduate from Lyonwith the intellectual abilities you need to adapt tochanging workplaces, markets, and technologies?
  • 37. By 2013…
  • 38. By 2013… a supercomputer will bebuilt that exceeds the computationalcapabilities of the human brain.
  • 39. By 2013… a supercomputer will bebuilt that exceeds the computationalcapabilities of the human brain. Predictions are that by 2049, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species.
  • 40. The world has changed.Cookie cutter college degrees won’t powertomorrow’s leaders.
  • 41. The world has changed.Creativity is king. Data dominates. Thedeveloped intellect rules.
  • 42. The world has changed.Don’t choose four years of easy As when youcould have a lifetime advantage over your peers.
  • 43. The world has changed.Choose Lyon.
  • 44. Think the liberal arts don’t matter? Take a look at the future. Choose Lyon.