Lots of human-intellect gymnastics happening in our world these days.
Ranges from validating cold fusion theory, getting everyone to know their carbon footprint, mapping every segment of the human genome project, proving that hydrogen can actually power the vast majority of vehicles in the world within our lifetime, or trying to honestly grasp Ray Kurzweil's "singularity is here" mindshift, to name but a few.
Oh, and the near-constant frenzy to demonstrate that real business/education partnership models exist, too. Or matter.
One thing to prove that they exist, but it is quite another to show that they actually demonstrate in an authentic and innovative way that businesses and educators can collaboratively develop engaging enough content & materials to inspire kids to daydream (not just fill out worksheets) about what they'll 'do' one day based upon what 'old people' describe on 'career day'.
The Futures Channel was founded in 1999 with the goal of using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today’s learners who will one day succeed them.
To produce and distribute high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience.
To connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering to the real world of careers and achievement, so that students can envision a context and purpose for what they are learning allowing them to envision their own successful futures.
To provide a channel through which professionals from the sciences, engineering and technology sectors can reach their future workforce prospects and interest them in their fields.
If anyone asks you about The Futures Channel, I suppose you could tell them it's YouTube for nerds -- video, lots of it, concerning the sciences, technology, engineering and allied fields.