Updaters Shift Happens

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Updaters Shift Happens

  1. 2. Relaxed? We are sorry
  2. 3. We will try to make you a little unconfortable, presenting facts
  3. 4. amazing facts
  4. 5. we want you to agree with us that the world is going wild
  5. 6. So if you feel the words are going too fast, don’t worry
  6. 7. You better get used to run after something faster than you.
  7. 8. and me
  8. 9. So let’s go. Pay attention
  9. 10. In 1750 there were about 800 million people in the world
  10. 11. In 1850 there were a billion more
  11. 12. By 1950, another billion (3 billion total pop)
  12. 13. And then it took just 50 years to double it to 6 billions
  13. 14. half of the world’s population is under 25 years of age
  14. 15. Just a little more than 100 years ago, radio was predicted to have no future
  15. 16. At the same time, havier-than-air flying machines were predicted impossible
  16. 17. In the early 20th century a world market for only 4 million automobiles was made because...
  17. 18. "the world would run out of chauffeurs."
  18. 19. The telephone was not apreciated by the British Parliament because...
  19. 20. "we have enough messengers here"
  20. 21. In 1793, Dr. Dionysius Lardner didn't believe that trains could contribute much in speedy transport.
  21. 22. "Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers ' would die of asphyxia'
  22. 23. :)
  23. 24. You know... sometimes size does matter
  24. 25. Like in a country of 1.300.000.000 of population
  25. 26. If you’re “ one in a million” in China
  26. 27. Hey, there are 1300 just like you
  27. 28. In India, there are 1100 just like you
  28. 29. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s
  29. 30. Is greater than the total population of North America
  30. 31. In India, it’s the top 28%
  31. 32. In other words: they have more honors kids than we have kids
  32. 33. China will soon become the #1 English speaking country in the world
  33. 34. And if you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China
  34. 35. China would still have a labor surplus
  35. 36. During the course of this presentation
  36. 37. <ul><li>60 babies will be born in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>244 babies will be born in China. </li></ul><ul><li>351 babies will be born in India. </li></ul>
  37. 38.   The world's average school year is 200 days per year.
  38. 39. In the US, 180 days in Sweden, 170 days in Japan, 243 days
  39. 40. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s student will acumulate 10-14 jobs
  40. 41. By the age of 38
  41. 42. Let’s speed it up a little
  42. 43. We are trying to stress you :)
  43. 44. Here we go. Pay attention.
  44. 45. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for less than one year
  45. 46. and 1 out of 2 are working for a company for less than five years
  46. 47. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004
  47. 48. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist
  48. 49. Using technologies that haven’t been invented
  49. 50. In order to solve problems
  50. 51. we don’t even know are problems yet!
  51. 52. ready for more?
  52. 53. ok
  53. 54. Name this country
  54. 55. <ul><li>Richest in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Military </li></ul><ul><li>Center of world business and finance </li></ul><ul><li>Strongest education system </li></ul><ul><li>World center of innovation and invention </li></ul><ul><li>Currency the world standard of value </li></ul><ul><li>Highest standard of living </li></ul>
  55. 56. England
  56. 57. In 1900 :)
  57. 58. The U.S. position in the world in broadband Internet penetration?
  58. 59. 20 th (behind Luxembourg)
  59. 60.   There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK
  60. 61. Nintendo investment in research and development?
  61. 62. U$170 million
  62. 63. Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing
  63. 64.   On average in the West, people move house every 7 years
  64. 65. 1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online
  65. 66. There are over 130 million registered users of MySpace
  66. 67. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day
  67. 68. You do know what MySpace is, right?
  68. 69. We are living in exponential times
  69. 70. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month
  70. 71. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? (Before Google)
  71. 72. The number of text messages sent and received every day ?
  72. 73. Let’s just say it exceeds the population of the planet
  73. 74. Now there are about 540,000 words in the English language
  74. 75. About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time
  75. 76. More than 3000 new books are published
  76. 77. Daily
  77. 78. It’s estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times
  78. 79. Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18 th century
  79. 80. It’s estimated that 1.5 exabytes (that’s 1.5 x 10 18 ) of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year
  80. 81. That’s more than in the previous 5000 years
  81. 82. The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years
  82. 83. That means for a student starting a 4 year degree
  83. 84. Half of what they learn in their first year will be outdated by their 3rd year of study
  84. 85. Third generation fiber optics has recently been tested by NEC and Alcatel
  85. 86. That pushes 10 trillion bps down one strand of fiber
  86. 87. That’s 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second
  87. 88. Predictions are that e-paper will be cheaper than real paper
  88. 89. 47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year
  89. 90. The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship 100 million laptops a year to children in underdeveloped countries
  90. 91. Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will exceed the capability of the Human Brain
  91. 92. By 2023, a $1000 computer will exceed the capabilities of the Human Brain
  92. 93. And while technical predictions farther out than 15 years are hard to do
  93. 94. By 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race
  94. 95. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening
  95. 96. And finally, our eyes were always the same size but our nose and ears never stop growing
  96. 97. What does it all mean?
  97. 98. Shift Happens
  98. 99. Now you may relax again. Thank you.

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