You have to take 5 minutes and have a look at this presentation I’ve found reading the Tom Peters blog.

It’s the presentation of Karl Fish to the beginning of year faculty meeting in his high school (Arapahoe High School).

As Karl writes in the blog post:

I put together a PowerPoint presentation with some (hopefully) thought-provoking ideas. I was hoping by telling some of these “stories” to our faculty, I could get them thinking about – and discussing with each other – the world our students are entering. To get them to really think about what our students are going to need to be successful in the 21st century, and then how that might impact what they do in their classrooms.

Here is some interesting thought in his slides:

We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? (Before Google)

By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the capabilities of the Human Brain [my note: my 2 years old son will have just started his career]

Predictions are that by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the human race.

Very nice presentation, amazing numbers, great end .. congrats Karl !!!!