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24/30: Why I like to quantify things

If you have two and a half minutes to spare and would like an uplifting view of the world from fact-based reality, you could do worse than to watch Hans Rosling's The River of Myths.

screenshot from the video showing Hans Rosling standing behind multi-colored data points that appear to be floating in the air.

(Sorry--no embed code)

Rosling's the guy who developed the dramatic animated data modeling software that remains one of the most popular presentations on TED. Using massive data sets from the United Nations, he demonstrates how in several important measures relating to child mortality and family size, the world is actually getting better.

This new video updates the data and improves on the presentation, and it's really cool.

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starfishchick
Jul. 1st, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
I have such a crush on Hans Rosling!!
emeraldsedai
Jul. 1st, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
LOL! He's completely awesome. (So is your apt icon!)
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