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Shift Happens09

  1. 2. 2008 and Beyond
  2. 3. Copyright 2008 Entelechy Training & Development SHIFT HAPPENS Did you know?
  3. 4. <ul><li>The rate of change is in overdrive. </li></ul><ul><li>To get a better feel for these changes… </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>charting the Evolution of life by using the tallest building in the world the Taipei 101 to see the rate of growth over the centuries… </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>the first living cells appeared about 3.5 billion years ago, on the 25 th floor of the buildings’ 101 floors. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Photosynthesis evolved around the 50 th floor , and bacteria that breathed oxygen came another 10 floors later-more than halfway up. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>More complex cells, capable of sexual reproduction and possessing a central nucleus, appeared at about the 70 th floor. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Multi-cellular organisms came another 10 floors above that, and crustaceans ruled the waves on the 85 th floor. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Fish appeared on the 89 th floor , and crawled out of the sea on the 95 th floor. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Dinosaurs reigned on floors 98-99. </li></ul><ul><li>Mammals arrived on the top floor. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>But Homo erectus did not first walk on two legs until a few inches from the top of the top floor. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>It had taken 99.99% of life’s journey to reach this step, and humanity was only beginning. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>The Neanderthals, with their enlarged brains, simple tools, and tribal culture, appeared in the last quarter-inch. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Then came Cro-Magnon people, with clothes, painting, and language. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>The Pharaohs ruled Egypt a 50 th of an inch from the top. The Greek and Roman Empires thrived a 100 th of inch above that. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>The Renaissance occurred in the top 1000 th of an inch-less than the thickness of a layer of paint. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>And the whole modern history occupies but the thickness of a microscopic bacterium. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>The age of the microchip, rock ‘n’ roll, nuclear power, moon walks, global warming, and the Internet is a layer too thin to measure. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>SHIFT HAPPENS </li></ul>
  20. 21. Sometimes size does matter.
  21. 22. If you’re one in a million in China…
  22. 23. there are 1,300 people just like you.
  23. 24. In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.
  24. 25. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ …
  25. 26. d d is greater than the total population of North America.
  26. 27. In India, it’s the top 28%.
  27. 28. Translation for teachers : They have more honor kids than we have kids.
  28. 29. Did You Know?
  29. 30. China will soon become the number one English-speaking country in the world.
  30. 31. If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped them to China…
  31. 32. it still would have a labor surplus.
  32. 33. During the course of this presentation…
  33. 34. g <ul><li>60 babies will be born in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>244 will be born in China </li></ul><ul><li>351 babies will be born in India </li></ul>
  34. 35. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs …
  35. 36. by age 38.
  36. 37. According to the U.S Department of Labor…
  37. 38. <ul><li>1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company for whom they have been employed less than a year. </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company for whom they have worked less than 5 years. </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley… </li></ul>
  40. 41. <ul><li>the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004. </li></ul>
  41. 42. <ul><li>We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist… </li></ul>
  42. 43. <ul><li>using technologies that haven’t yet been invented… </li></ul>
  43. 44. <ul><li>in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. </li></ul>
  44. 45. <ul><li>Name this country … </li></ul><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 for innovation and invention </li></ul><ul><li>Currency the world standard of value </li></ul><ul><li>Highest standard of living </li></ul>
  45. 46. <ul><li>England </li></ul><ul><li>in 1900 </li></ul>O
  46. 47. <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>
  47. 48. <ul><li>The U.S. is 20 th in the world in broadband internet penetration ( Luxembourg just passed us). </li></ul>
  48. 49. <ul><li>Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development in 2002 alone. </li></ul>
  49. 50. <ul><li>The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education. </li></ul>
  50. 51. <ul><li>1 of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online. </li></ul>
  51. 52. <ul><li>There are over106 million registered users on MySpace </li></ul>
  52. 53. <ul><li>If MySpace were a country, it would be the 11 th largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>(between Mexico and Japan ). </li></ul>
  53. 54. <ul><li>The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day. </li></ul>
  54. 55. <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>
  55. 56. <ul><li>There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month. </li></ul>
  56. 57. <ul><li>To whom were these questions addressed B.G. </li></ul>( B efore G oogle )? k
  57. 58. <ul><li>The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet. </li></ul>
  58. 59. <ul><li>There are about 540,000 words in the English language… </li></ul>
  59. 60. <ul><li>About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time. </li></ul>
  60. 61. <ul><li>More than 3,000 new books are published… </li></ul>
  61. 62. <ul><li>DAILY </li></ul>
  62. 63. <ul><li>It is estimated that a week’s worth of </li></ul>
  63. 64. <ul><li>contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18 th century. </li></ul>
  64. 65. <ul><li>It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes of unique new information will be generated this year. </li></ul>
  65. 66. <ul><li>That’s estimated to be more than in the past 5,000 years. </li></ul>
  66. 67. <ul><li>The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years. </li></ul>
  67. 68. <ul><li>For students starting a four-year technical or college degree this means that… </li></ul>
  68. 69. <ul><li>half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study. </li></ul>
  69. 70. <ul><li>It is predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010. </li></ul>
  70. 71. <ul><li>20 years ago if all PC’s had gone dark, you could have gone back to your typewriter and done pretty much the same work. </li></ul>
  71. 72. <ul><li>If the entire Internet had shut down 10 years ago, the effect on business would have been negligible. </li></ul>
  72. 73. <ul><li>Today , either of these events would bring </li></ul><ul><li>business to a standstill. </li></ul>
  73. 74. <ul><li>Research revealed that allowing frequent email interruptions causes a drop in performance equivalent to… losing ten IQ points… </li></ul>
  74. 75. <ul><li>two-and-a-half times the drop seen after smoking pot. </li></ul>
  75. 76. <ul><li>47 million laptops were shipped worldwide last year. </li></ul>
  76. 77. <ul><li>The $100 laptop project is expecting to ship between 50-100 million laptops a year to children in underdeveloped countries. </li></ul>
  77. 78. <ul><li>Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capabilities of the human brain. </li></ul>
  78. 79. <ul><li>By 2023, when 1 st graders will be just 23 years old and beginning their (first) careers… </li></ul>
  79. 80. <ul><li>It will only take a $1000 computer to exceed the capabilities of the human brain. </li></ul>
  80. 81. <ul><li>And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to make.. </li></ul>
  81. 82. <ul><li>Predictions are that by 2049 a $1000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race. </li></ul>
  82. 83. <ul><li>What does it all mean? </li></ul>
  83. 85. <ul><li>SHIFT HAPPENS </li></ul>
  84. 86. <ul><li>Now you know… </li></ul>
  85. 87. <ul><ul><li>GET OVER IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GET ON WITH IT </li></ul></ul>