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Speed Learning and Why it is Important

Speed Learning and Why it is Important

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Published by Michael Ross Noone
What I would like to do in this article is to give you a sense of the importance of being able to learn and adapt to an ever more quickly changing world. I set out the 3 single most important changes that you face as an individual in the 21st Century...
What I would like to do in this article is to give you a sense of the importance of being able to learn and adapt to an ever more quickly changing world. I set out the 3 single most important changes that you face as an individual in the 21st Century...

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Published by: Michael Ross Noone on Nov 21, 2012
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You may have arrived here at this page with certain preconceived ideas about whyit may be interesting to be able to do speed learning. I would like to give youmy perspective on what I see as being the most important reasons to be able tolearn faster. You see, here in the 21st century the rules of the game have change. Not only are we now being bombarded massive amounts of you information, withhaving to learn new technology which changes at an ever faster rate, we are alsofaced with living in a connected world.I will examine each of these three factors below.Speed learning and the advance of knowledge.It is reckoned that it took from zero A.D. approximately 1400 A.D. the amount of knowledge available to humanity to double. The next doubling came by approximately 1800 and then 1880 1920 90 to be and so on. The growth in knowledge has been and continues to be exponential. It is claimed that here in 2012 is when the growth of knowledge is mapped on the graphs would go vertical. In addition to thegrowth of knowledge we have a huge amount of information bombardment will stopthe average human being in the developed world sees on average 10,000 advertisement everyday.This comes at you in many different forms. From shopfronts and signs on vehicles, posters on noticeboards, billboards, neon, newspapers, magazines, as well is all of the marketing media you are exposed to on the Internet.This may go some way towards explaining the rise in disorders such as ADD, (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD, (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.) This occurs because of the way that your brain filters information. Your brain ishardwired to limit the amount of information it can handle. It is generally reckoned, based on years of psychological research, that the human conscious mind can handle seven bits of information per second. Plus or minus 2. So that is somewhere between five and nine bits of separate information per second that your brain can deal with. When you are being bombarded massive amounts of information then you struggle to be able to focus on any one given piece of information or piece of learning.Speed learning strategies show you ways that you can rapidly focus on what is important to you and filter out what is irrelevant and is just white noise.Speed learning and new technology.New technology is both a blessing and a challenge when it comes to learning. Itis a blessing because it allows you to be able to share what you know with others right across the globe. There are currently something in the region of 7 billion mobile devices on the planet, as well as PCs and laptops and other computingdevices. This is one of the fastest growing areas of technology. When you couplethis growth with the growth of knowledge and online learning systems it means that the playing field is being leveled. Living in the developed world is no longer an advantage. In some ways it may be a disadvantage. Somebody living in a village in India can now compete with you for the work that you do. Given the riseof globalisation, you are now in a situation where it is not only manufacturingwork which is being outsourced or call centres in Mumbai, it is also higher paidskilled work.In addition, there is also the increased use of computers and robots for not only manufacturing work but also there are automated systems which will do most things that human beings used to do. This is all part of how businesses and employers will seek to reduce their costs so that they can remain profitable in the face of ever increasing competition. We live in a flat world.

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