Did You Know?

Shift happens…

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  • Top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004
  • We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t been invented yet…
  • According the U.S. Department of labor a student today will have 10-14 jobs by their 38th birthday
  • 1 in 4 workers has been with their current employer less than one year.
  • 1 in 2 workers has been with their current employer less than five years.
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. in 2005 met…online
  • If MySpace were a country…it would be the 5th largest in the world
  • More than 3,000 books were published…today
  • A week’s worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century
  • 4 exabytes of unique information will be generated this year…that is more than the previous 5,000 years
  • The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years…for students starting a 4 year technical degree this means that half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
  • The amount of technical information is doubling every two years.  By 2010, it’s predicted to double every 72 hours
  • We are living in exponential times…

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

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Amir Anzur

3 Comments

  1. Very interesting post, Amir. Thank you so much!

    Especially the statement “For students starting a 4 year technical degree this means that… half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study” has quite some implications for my field…

    Bert
    http://bertmaes.wordpress.com

  2. Bert,

    thanks for your comment. Yes looks like people who take CNC Education are exactly the type that are going to be ready for the future – As long as they learn how to learn.

    Amir

  3. nooruddinm

    Come to think of it, by 2010, when the technical knowledge is expected to double every 72 hours, the most successful people won’t be those updated with the knowledge but those who know the fundamental knowledge and have the neccessary skills to leverage technology to get the new technical knowledge in the domain of interest.

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