What We’ve Accomplished

I meant to include a link to this video in my last post, but I forgot it. I did fix that. But the video is something I had been meaning to bring to your attention anyways. It’s a Ted talk by Hans Rosling, a statistician and researcher on international health. The Ted site describes it this way (which barely begins to do it justice):

You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.”

It’s internet old, meaning it’s been floating around since 2006, so some of you may have already seen it. I’d love to see a follow-up looking at what’s happened since the 2008 financial crash. Unfortunately, I don’t think our progress is going to be able to outpace the destructive forces we’ve unleashed. But it is remarkable what humanity has been able to do just in the last century.

Anyhow, here’s that video:

 

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