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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.

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