Analysing The State of the World Through Statistics

Reading the news from day to day as I do, hearing about wars, violence, corruption and poverty all around the globe, and having witnessed a lot of it with my own eyes through travel in the third world. Sometimes I get a little desperate about the apparent state of the humanity.

A friend of mine recently shared a YouTube video of Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, I watched Han’s before on TED, and he is definitely an excellent presenter of what you would normally think is a very dry subject, but when presented as it is in four minutes as this video does, it is really quite amazing.

Have a watch and enjoy.

Now don’t get me wrong and think suddenly I think all is right with the world, of course it isn’t, but it looks as though we are all living longer, and that is definitely a gauge that we are all going in the right direction.

4 Responses to Analysing The State of the World Through Statistics

  1. I remember seeing the first video, too. I love the way he presents information. I’m also glad that, though there is still great disparity, we are all moving upwards along the same path.

  2. @Janene Murphy
    I must admit TT recently linked the first video on BC, but I just had to share it with my readers. The TED one is quite good also, but not as good as these two.

  3. Simply Ridiculous

    Hmmm. Quite interesting!!

  4. @Simply Ridiculous
    I found it really interesting how all the modernization in Asia as well as the influx of money have made such a difference over the recent years.

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