Karl Fisch at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, created a YouTube video that got me thinking. The video focuses on the rate of change of the technology we all use daily. Some of the facts that Fisch mentions include:
Newspaper circulation is down 7 million over the past 25 years. However, in the last five years alone, 30 million more people have started reading newspapers online. Translation: more people read newspapers today than ever before, except for the fact that they are now reading electronic print, not print on paper.
More video was uploaded to YouTube in the last two months than all the video broadcast by ABC, NBC, and CBS combined since 1948.
Wikipedia was launched in 2001. In the past nine years, this online encyclopedia has grown to more than 13 million articles in more than 200 languages, far more than any encyclopedia ever printed.
In February, 2008, John McCain flew all over the country to attend numerous campaign fund raising activities and raised $11 million. During the same time, Barack Obama attended no fund raising activities at all and raised $55 million from online social networks.
The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand times smaller than the one computer at MIT in 1965.
The computer that used to fit in a building now fits in your pocket, what fits in your pocket now will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years.
And here's the statement that got me thinking:
The mobile device will be the world's primary connection to the Internet in 2020.
You can read more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8 or click on the play button in the middle of the image below: