I was poking around some blogs a couple days ago, and ran across The Last Lecture of Carnegie Mellon University professory Randy Pausch. At an hour and 16 minutes long, its feature film length, but it was the best 76 minutes I've spent in a long time. Two major reasons I recommend you take the time to watch this:
- This guy had an amazing opportunity to define his legacy in a way that very few people do. His awareness, reflection, and insight into his achievements is remarkable, and in and of itself, its enough to inspire people to work to achieve their dreams.
- He taught people to design virtual worlds! He understands and executed the crazy balance of entertainment, technology, and education. He helped develop a whole curriculum to make these connections for academia, corporations, and middle school students. He had the job I've always wanted.
So skip watching reality tv for a night, and watch this video on the reality of a guy who helped push virtual reality. Then make a list of your childhood dreams and figure out how you're going to achieve them.