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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Project #1:"Did You Know? 3.0" by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod

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The makers of the film compare statistical figures of today with those of a handful of years ago and those of centuries ago to emphasize how quickly and largely the technological age has and will effect human civilization. They explore immense variables including: information regarding the exploding population(s), computer-based exchange of data, educational necessities involved in future job markets, and present problems or challenges facing human beings. The overall theme is that we must ready ourselves for the new age of technology presented through factual data given in exponentially-based statistics.
The success of human beings, individually and as a race, is dependent on our ability to "keep up" with changes in technology, and navigate the quickly-advancing world global markets we find our nations must be part of. All aspects of our lives will be affected, including labor markets, social networks and even products we buy to stay in touch with our modern society. Some of the figures and percentages were frightening; others were interesting and even mindboggling! It was a very effective way to use research and present it in a graphic manner to inspire viewers to think!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gretchen! I agree with you about the success of humans being dependent on our ability to keep up with the changes in technology. If we do not keep up with the latest advances, we may get left behind! Taking this class has made me realize how far behind I already am, so I am attempting to catch up! It is crazy just how much technology has changed in the past 10 years alone. I remember when my family got our first computer. We thought it was the best thing ever! And now, ten years later, we have touch screen technology, wireless mice(?), wireless printers, and wireless internet that works a whole lot faster! It is crazy, but I can't wait to see how advanced our technology is in the next ten years!