Did You Know? 2.0

We've featured Shift Happens, a neat little "Did You Know" infographic video clip by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, before - here's an updated version: Did You Know 2.0. Very neat, highly recommended.

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As we note on the wiki, the video is meant to be a conversation starter. Percentages and ratios aside, the raw numbers themselves also are important. Also, I hate to say it, but there are a lot of people in this country who don't necessarily know that people in India speak English...

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I'd just like to point out that I don't believe the intent of this video is at all to "smack the US", and I also don't believe the fact that more people will graduate university/college in India/China than in the US is a "half-fact."

Reading what the video tells you literally, it's not about the US being bad, it's about opening perspectives on education, global community, and technology in modern times. With that said, it doesn't really matter in this case what the per capita stats would tell you about the ratios of graduates to people; the relevant fact is that there are so many non-US college/university-educated people out in the world.

The same applies to China as the highest English-speaking nation. It doesn't matter what the percentage is (as the video doesn't presume to imply some sort of supremacy competition): the relevant facts are that China's population IS massive, and that its English-speaking population is rapidly growing.

Finally, I find BORT's comment on India to be arrogant, presumptuous, and incredibly ignorant. It seems you have missed the point entirely, and are in fact speaking out of blind, hearsay-based patriotism, rather than logic and rational thought.

And Yarn, your comment barely deserves addressing. What do you suppose the US would do to stem China's growth? War? Genocide?
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