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We have to enhance the education system in order to incorporate the skills needed to be able to excel in the dynamic future that lies ahead.

The age of information has come to an end. In the past International Conference of Thinking in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the World acknowledged the beginning of a new era in the history of human development: the Age of Intelligence. We are living in exponential times. In this new era where technology connects the mind and ideas of an individual with the minds and ideas of millions around the world, society evolves at a sometimes frightening velocity. It is pivotal for every segment of modern society to keep up with the other. However, the educational system in the United States still educates under the parameters of an era that ended more than 50 years ago (the industrial age), where children are raised to be workers and not thinkers. If we want our children to be competitive, not only with the person next door, but with everyone else around the world, it is imperative that the U.S. make some serious revision in the education we are providing our children.

 


The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.Important facts: (View the video: Did you know 3.0?)

  • The amount of technical information is doubling every two years (half of what a student in a 4-year technical degree learns the first year will be outdated by his third year of study).
  • Digital information doubles every 11 hours.
  • The performance power of computers doubles every 18 months.
  • India has more honor students than America has students.