A blog post recently revealed the following interesting facts to show how the globalized market is creating a level playing field…

  • If you are one in a million in China, there are 1,300 people just like you.
  • The smartest top 25% of people in China represents a population greater than all of North America.
  • China will soon have? more english speakers in their population than any other country in the world.
  • In the next eight minutes, 60 babies will be born in America. 351 will be born in India.
  • By the age of 38 you will have had between 10 and 14 jobs.
  • 1 in 4 Americans are working in the first year of their current job.
  • The U.S. ranks 20th in the world for broadband penetration.
  • In 2002? Nintendo invested more in R&D than the federal government? (excludes military R&D).
  • 1 in 8 married U.S. couples met online.
  • There are 2.7 billion searches on Google each month. Where were these questions addressed to? before Google?
  • There are more than 6 billion sms messages sent everyday.
  • There are 540,000 words in the english language. Five times more than there were in 1800.
  • 3,000 books are published daily.
  • More knowledge exists in one week of the New York Times than a person was able to access in their entire lifetime in the 1800’s.
  • 1.5 exabytes of information will be created this year. That’s more than was created in the previous 5,000 years.
  • What a college freshman learns this year will be outdated by his junior year of college.
  • Fiber optics capacity is tripling every six months.
  • The $100 laptop project will ship 50 to 100 million laptops per year to people in underdeveloped countries. There were 47 million laptops shipped world wide last year.
  • By 2023 a $1000 computer will exceed the capacity of the human brain.
  • By 2047 a $1000 computer will exceed the capacity of the human race.

The world is changing, with it comes opportunity … and often a lot of fear. How are you going to face it?

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