What kind of superhero are you?

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A talk I gave for XI and XII grade students at Dehli Private School-Dubai. That was fun! I am expecting a handful of superhero scientists, entrepreneurs and artists coming out of DPS.

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What kind of superhero are you?

  1. 1. What kind of superhero   are you? By Erika Ilves Prepared for Dehli Private SchoolDubai, Grade XI and XII students November 6, 2013
  2. 2. My mission: Make more superheroes.
  3. 3. Next 40 min: Entry poll Superhero takedown   21st century reboot Superhero missions Superhero school Exit poll
  4. 4. Entry poll
  5. 5. Entry poll, Q1:   Who wants to be a superhero?
  6. 6. Entry poll, Q2: What kind of superhero are you?  
  7. 7. Superhero takedown
  8. 8. Superman Plenty of super-brawn. Not much super-brain. 2/10
  9. 9. Batman Still angry. Dark. Vigilante. Gets by on human powers. 4/10
  10. 10. Ironman Can at least engineer cool stuff. 5/10
  11. 11. So these are our superheroes? Really?
  12. 12. 21st century reboot
  13. 13. 21st century superheroes… #1: Battle enemies without a face.
  14. 14. Three enemies without a face: The Unknown. The Impossible. The Unimaginable.
  15. 15. Scientists battle the Unknown. Entrepreneurs battle the Impossible. Artists battle the Unimaginable.
  16. 16. 21st century superheroes… #2: Make a dent in the universe.
  17. 17. Universe Earth SPACE Most of us play here. Next 5 years Rest of time TIME
  18. 18. Universe Earth SPACE Superheroes play here. Next 5 years Rest of time TIME
  19. 19. 21st century superheroes… #3: Start what they can’t finish.
  20. 20. Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our life time… Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) American theologian, ethicist, commentator
  21. 21. All future generations All of us My tribe Me Most of us CARE about
  22. 22. All future generations All of us My tribe Me Superheroes CARE about
  23. 23. 21st century superheroes… Battle enemies without a face. Make a dent in the universe. Start what they can’t finish.
  24. 24. Superhero missions
  25. 25. Superhero artists battling the Unimaginable.
  26. 26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaZG-_iiH-4
  27. 27. Arthur C. Clarke Mission: Write future history in space
  28. 28. Gene Roddenberry Mission: Show humans as a star-trekking civilization
  29. 29. Casey Hudson Mission: Immerse gamers in a future world
  30. 30. Superhero scientists battling the Unknown.
  31. 31. Marie Curie Mission: Pioneering research on radioactivity
  32. 32. Craig Venter Mission: Decode and synthesize life
  33. 33. Jill Tarter Mission: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  34. 34. Luca Parmitano Mission: Research humans living in space
  35. 35. Karen Nyberg Mission: Research humans living in space
  36. 36. Space dino Mission: ?
  37. 37. Superhero entrepreneurs battling the Impossible.
  38. 38. Elon Musk Mission: Make life multi-planetary
  39. 39. Ed Lu Mission: Protect Earth from asteroids
  40. 40. Gabor Forgazc Mission: Bioprint meat and human organs
  41. 41. Manu Sharma Mission: Open-source space research
  42. 42. Superhero school
  43. 43. You’ll have to do it yourself.
  44. 44. Three things you’ll need to master.
  45. 45. #1: Study Big History. It’s fun! bighistoryproject.com
  46. 46. https://www.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
  47. 47. #2: Feed your mind the right stuff.
  48. 48. Aspiring superhero diet Follow research, ventures & creations of superheroes past and present. World news Science fiction 2-4 hours a day
  49. 49. #3. Keep at it no matter what others think.  
  50. 50. Three things you’ll need to master.
  51. 51. Exit poll
  52. 52. Exit poll, Q1:   Who wants to be a superhero?
  53. 53. Exit poll, Q2: What enemy   to battle? do you want The Unknown. The Impossible. The Unimaginable.  
  54. 54. Exit poll, Q3:   Have you chosen your superhero mission?
  55. 55. 21st century superheroes Battle enemies without a face. Make a dent in the universe. Start what you can’t finish.
  56. 56. @erikailves erika@roadinfinity.com

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