Tuesday, February 15, 2011

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 minutes

If you haven't seen this yet, it may be 4 of the most informative minutes you will spend this year. This great statistician, Hans Rosling has created some really great videos that show statistics and trends in a way you may not have ever seen before. If you have ever wondered if life is getting better, not just for those in wealthy countries, but for almost everyone, watch this and you will doubt no more.

5 comments:

Malinda said...

You know I'm going to watch, but 4 minutes and 48 seconds is closer to 5 minutes. Just sayin'. :)

Malinda said...

Pretty neat indeed! What was the big China drop in the 1960's?

Nate said...

Not sure, but I'm guessing it was either government-induced famine and genocide during the "Great Leap Forward", or some anomaly in the data.

Rile said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine

Scott said...

More education packed into 4 min. than I've ever seen. "(Gov't) aid and green technology" have nothing (positive) to do with prosperity. But this video really illustrates the blessing of living in our times; especially in America.