Sunday, October 24, 2010

40 for the Next 40

This month, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock.

Here's a link to predictions from his organization: 40 for the Next 40. This is the one view of the future for which we are educating today's students.

Note particularly the reference to rapid access to experts (page 5) and the importance of networks linking "answer seekers" with "problem solvers". The report says knowledge will be an increasing source of capital (page 10) and specifically that "US will make international education a top priority, encouraging Americans to travel to other countries and see themselves as part of the global community"

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