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Link of the week - Did you know?

Link of the week - Did you know?

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At Sony's Executive Conference a few months ago, they played this video to bring home the sense fo the rapid progress of information technology and the changes it wrought in our times.

It has since gone viral on YouTube.

The video starts with small tidbits of information, called "Did you know," which mention, for instance, that "The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 . . . did not exist in 2004."

Or that "the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that people in school today will have been in between 10 and 14 jobs by age 38."

Or that "the volume of unique new information we will generate this year (4 exabytes) is greater than produced in all of the past 5,000 years of human history."

It also claims that the amount of new technical information doubles every two years - meaning that by the time someone enters the third year of a four-year technical program, half of what they learned is already outdated.

It would be interesting to know where the video's creators got their information, and if it is already behind the times . . .

-Dan Drollette, iSGTW

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