What kind of superhero ! are you?

By Erika Ilves Prepared for Dehli Private SchoolDubai, Grade XI and XII students November 6, 2013

My mission:

Make more superheroes.

Next 40 min:

Entry poll Superhero takedown ! reboot 21st century Superhero missions Superhero school Exit poll

Entry poll

Who wants to be a superhero?

Entry poll, ! Q1:

Entry poll, Q2:

What kind of superhero ! are you?

Superhero takedown

Superman

Plenty of super-brawn. Not much super-brain. 2/10

Batman

Still angry. Dark. Vigilante. Gets by on human powers. 4/10

Ironman

Can at least engineer cool stuff. 5/10

So these are our superheroes? Really?

21st century reboot

21st century superheroes…

#1: Battle enemies without a face.

Three enemies without a face:

The Unknown. The Impossible. The Unimaginable.

Scientists battle the Unknown. Entrepreneurs battle the Impossible. Artists battle the Unimaginable.

21st century superheroes…

#2: Make a dent in the universe.

SPACE

Universe

Most of us play here.
Earth

Next 5 years

Rest of time

TIME

Universe

SPACE

Superheroes play here.

Earth

Next 5 years

Rest of time

TIME

21st century superheroes…

#3: Start what they can’t finish.

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our life time…
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) American theologian, ethicist, commentator

All future generations All of us My tribe Me

Most of us

CARE

about

All future generations All of us My tribe Me

Superheroes

CARE about

21st century superheroes…
Battle enemies without a face. Make a dent in the universe. Start what they can’t finish.

Superhero missions

Superhero artists battling the Unimaginable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaZG-_iiH-4

Arthur C. Clarke Mission: Write future history in space

Gene Roddenberry Mission: Show humans as a star-trekking civilization

Casey Hudson Mission: Immerse gamers in a future world

Superhero scientists battling the Unknown.

Marie Curie Mission: Pioneering research on radioactivity

Craig Venter Mission: Decode and synthesize life

Jill Tarter Mission: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Luca Parmitano Mission: Research humans living in space

Karen Nyberg Mission: Research humans living in space

Space dino Mission: ?

Superhero entrepreneurs battling the Impossible.

Elon Musk Mission: Make life multi-planetary

Ed Lu Mission: Protect Earth from asteroids

Gabor Forgazc Mission: Bioprint meat and human organs

Manu Sharma Mission: Open-source space research

Superhero school

You’ll have to do it yourself.

Three things you’ll need to master.

#1: Study Big History. It’s fun!
bighistoryproject.com

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

#2: Feed your mind the right stuff.

Aspiring superhero diet

Follow research, ventures & creations of superheroes past and present.

World news

Science fiction

2-4 hours a day

#3. Keep at it no matter what others think.

!

Three things you’ll need to master.

Exit poll

Who wants to be a superhero?

Exit poll, ! Q1:

Exit poll, Q2:

What enemy ! do you want to battle?

The Unknown.

The Impossible.

The Unimaginable.!

Have you chosen your superhero mission?

Exit poll, ! Q3:

21st century superheroes
Battle enemies without a face. Make a dent in the universe. Start what you can’t finish.

@erikailves erika@roadinfinity.com

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