domingo, 24 de julio de 2011

200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

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. A few months ago he explored stats in a way he had never done before - using augmented reality animation.

In this section of BBC's '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.

There is no task attached to the video. Simply enjoy Hans Rosling's presentation and try to understand as much as you can.

You can also read the transcript here, which I found on the blog A little Brit of us.