The world is viral. Okay, you already knew that. The other day my brother, Dick, forwarded an email to me that had been sent to him by a friend who had received it from another friend, who had received it ….. you know the story. Here’s what he said: “ Worth watching – Shift Happens – May you live in exponential times (to paraphrase a Chinese curse).” My brother is a man of few words. Comes from being a physicist I guess. I clicked on the link, and arrived at a page on YouTube. From there I was taken on a fascinating ride into the future. What I experienced I highly recommend you experience. It’s a PowerPoint slide show set to music entitled “Did You Know?” It was developed by a high school teacher, Karl Fisch, at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado, and it was originally intended to help introduce his fellow teacher to the kind of world—particularly the world of technology—that their students would be facing. But you don’t have to be a high school teacher or student to find Karl’s show beneficial. You can learn more about the future in the 6 minutes and 15 seconds of this show than in most documentaries on PBS. I got hooked on it, and I have also started to read Karl’s blog, The Fischbowl—another entertaining and fascinating destination on the Web. You’ll find more there about his original version of “Did You Know?” and if you surf around a bit from there, you’ll be connected to some other interesting resources. Enjoy.
Posted by Jim Kouzes