200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats

Hans Rosling,BBC Four. I love his entusiasm.

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+4 1. samxgx commented 12 years ago

money based on hot air, no backup stronger than a trust cause of a promise. the promis to pay in an amount of gold which no one has.

one international EMP and every body is poor the same
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+22 2. shayangx commented 12 years ago

Its really really hard to make a clear summary of such a long period of time with so much changes. But he nailed it!
Great video!
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+15 3. RedBulletProof commented 12 years ago

2:24 War was over....Sweden top...... And I was born! :D Verry nice video! :)
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+8 4. dvh commented 12 years ago

This guy was also on TED talk, much longer and better video there.
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+9 5. BooTheGoose commented 12 years ago

The best TED talks are here


and here


but you can also download his software and create your own, choosing the axes, scales, what the sizes represent etc. here

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+8 6. BluesLee commented 12 years ago

What about Russia?
He said nothing about Russia, the biggest country on Earth.

He is calling Bangladesh an Asian Giant. ::(|) Funny guy.
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+5 7. cincodemayo commented 12 years ago

the logarithmic scale for GDP makes things look better than they are.
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+3 8. 01nvr commented 12 years ago

Watched this programme and loved it.. and I'm really not a maths kinda guy! :)
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-1 9. Chrisofskjern commented 12 years ago

And then along came the financial crisis, unemployment and waaay too many people everywhere.

Let's see how the bubbles are aligned on his chart in 2012 shall we?
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+4 10. wilkinsun commented 12 years ago

Very good actually
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+3 11. medicino commented 12 years ago

He is the reason why I started to watch TED video...he is the best example how science and technology are making us get better.
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+1 12. wuppes commented 12 years ago


Yeah, I'm from Luxembourg
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+2 13. Fergus_Thedog commented 12 years ago

Wow, this video is fantastic. :)
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+3 14. huldu commented 12 years ago

I sadly see another "problem" rising in the future. Overpopulation. There is no solution for that. With overpopulation come less work. With no work come unemployment. With more people come less educated people(which really isnt a problem). With more people come new ideas that cause less jobs. Its a bad thing going on.

Unless a major disaster strikes in the future, mankind will eventually kill itself with overpopulation.
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+1 15. iovnzu commented 12 years ago

not EVERYONE can be wealhy and helthy......it would be a disaster.... like #14 said...
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+2 16. syapik commented 12 years ago

i saw Malaysia at 3:05 .
proud to be Malaysian.
a small country, but with rapid growing