Monday, March 1, 2010

Hans Rosling TED 2006 Datasets to change your mindset

I am a sucker for charts, figures or stories that turn ideas upside down and show you a completely new side to something. Like the top 100 ways to die (cars, stairs etc) VS the things that scare you (shark attacks and velociraptors etc).

Hans Rosling has done this for everyone's most important issue - the health of the world. You HAVE to watch this talk! Some snippets are that 'developing countries' is a fallacy from the 1950s. Most countries have emerged. Within large areas of poverty or disease, a closer analysis shows that only some groups or more localized areas are affected, which can help avoid stereotyping and generalising and start the solutions.

And finally, the bottom billion are still in shocking need of everything.

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