Thursday, September 18, 2008

Shift Happens

Some interesting and sobering stats from "Shift Happens," one of the most popular presentations on
  • The 25% of the Chinese population with the highest IQs is greater than the population of the United States
  • In India, the top 28%.
  • The U.S. ranks 20th in the world in broadband penetration
  • In 2002, Nintendo invested over $140 million in R&D.
  • The U.S. government spent less than half of that on research and innovation in education
  • 1 in 8 couple married in 2005 met online
  • The number of text messages sent and received each day exceeds the population of the planet
  • The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years
  • So, if you're a college student, what you've learned is outdated before you graduate

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