Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Fisch Bowl 2007

My reaction to the Fisch Bowl Movie, which you can watch at http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-you-know-20.html, was that I was very interested in seeing what was going to be in the rest of the movie after seeing some of the facts and statistics it showed. The movie started with an interesting fact about how many babies are born in 8 seconds, 34 babies, which I though would be a much higher number. It also stated that there were 1.3 million 2006 graduates in the U.S., which I am proud to say I was apart of. But very unaware of, I did expect India to have more graduates than the U.S. at 3.1 million. This is very exciting to know and China had 3.3 million. The video stated the 100% of India's 2006 college graduates spoke English and in 10 years China will be the number one English speaking country. It said that many of the majors offered today did not exist10 years ago such as: New Media, Organic Agriculture, e-business, Nanotechnology, and Homeland Security. It gave statistics such as: today's 21 year olds have watched 20,000 hours of television, played 10,000 hours of video games, talked 10,000 hours on the phone, and have sented and/or received 250,000 emails or IMs. And I can back this up because I send and receive a lot of emails and IMs. :-) All of these were pretty interesting facts the video mention but this was not all. It went on to inform us about how future computers will have more knowledge than the human brain and some will exceed the computer capabilities of the human race in 2049! It ends with letting us know that we should prepare our students for jobs that do not exist so they will be capable of fixing the problems that do not exist!

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