Not so often these days do I see something on the web that really makes me think. This thought-provoking presentation was originally written by Karl Fisch, technology director for a high school, as a presentation for a faculty meeting. His original title was “Did you know?” Many thanks to Rashmi who highlighted the roots of this presentation which won a recent slideshare contest.

You should watch the whole slideshow, but in case you don’t, here’s my favorite part: 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.

We live in exponential times.

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  1. I like this version much better than the video one I saw… it was painful to sit through the pauses. Generally, it’s a good set of slides but I’d still dispute a few of the facts if not the implications. Also, there are no references that I can see. For example, saying the population is less than the number of text messages “sent and received” each day makes me wonder if that counts each message twice–isn’t each message sent also one that is received? Or maybe some people send one message to several receivers. Whatever, it’s still good. I just wouldn’t want people to take the sound-bite-stats and believe them as is.

What do you think?