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November 19th, 2009

Racing to the future

Abstract:
The exciting progress in technology is the third key global driver. Four areas are at the core of the progress we can expect: deep and pervasive computing, robotics, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Discoveries in these areas are already changing our lives and are critical to addressing the global challenges ahead.

Analysts have asserted that each day, humanity is generating 15 petabytes of new data-the equivalent of 120 times the content of the US Library of Congress. This is the fourth driver of global change, in the area of data, information and knowledge. The challenge is to make our workforces relevant to this shifting knowledge environment. That implies new levels of learning for younger workers and lifelong learning for those of us already working.

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