Thursday, July 06, 2006

Better Living Through Numbers

If you have 20 minutes to have your mind blown and your old assumptions about the world re-programmed, then watch this video of Swedish public health expert Hans Rosling at this year's TED conference.

Among the surprises: measured by the rate of child survival to the age of 5, Mao Tse Tung figures as one of the great humanitarians of all time.

2 comments:

Sean said...

That was a stinkin' mindblower.

Sexy, sexy data.

Aaron D'Arabie said...

Thanks for the tip. The presentation rocked my world, being the data/efficiency/global development geek that I am.