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Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four

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Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four

18 Responses to “Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four”

  1. Daniel Travolto says:

    thx to +Robert Anderson for sharing

  2. Ari Bancale says:

    Hans Rosling continue to fascinate me with his stats in the different ways
    he presents it.

  3. John Baez says:

    If you have 5 minutes to spare, then please watch Hans Rosling’s compelling
    account of the history of our species over the last 200 years. It’s amazing
    stuff, and a wonderful example of bringing statistics to life.

    (Via +Miguel Angel .)

  4. Sara Del Valle says:

    This is pretty cool… enjoy!

  5. Justin Ormont says:

    Quite the interesting video. Enjoy.

    Population dynamics over the years. #math

  6. Terrie Gray says:

    This video was created a couple of years ago, but I just “discovered” it
    today. It’s a fascinating and riveting look at history. See if you can NOT
    watch it once you start. Enjoy.

  7. Chris Butterworth says:

    *World Health & Income Over The Past 100 Years*

    Pretty interesting. 

  8. Liz Krane says:

    *200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats*

    This guy’s a total data visualization geek, and he’ll convert you into one
    too. :)

  9. Michelle Gilstrap says:

    Very cool how he shows the progress of countries

  10. Jordi Puig says:

    Brilliant #datavisualization !!!

  11. pyrrho314 says:

    I heart Hans Rosling so much.

  12. SkellsMakeup says:

    That was incredible! 

  13. Elyasin Shaladi says:

    Wow. That’s amazing.

  14. Stefania Delprete says:

    I love that, and the trend too!
    It’s time to make a 5-year later video update. Thanks Hans, BBC and yours
    team :)

  15. pcuimac says:

    There is one thing driving that progress: Fossil fuels. We are a) running
    out of them fast and b) fuck up the climate system by using them.
    Because we seem unable to go on a fast track to conversion to solar and
    wind, we will not reach all the right left corner but plunge back to the
    left lower. The future will be more like Elysium for some ‘rich elite’ than
    for all.
    If we don’t act until 2020 we are in for a decline, as all scenarios since
    the famous Club of Rome calculations showed us. We have not even begun to
    make the corner.

  16. Art -rion says:

    it’s so interesting how specific countries just developed like that i.e.
    USA :O 

  17. puttincomputers says:

    What was up with that European nation that plunged below 20 in the early


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