Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mind the Gap: Global Health and Wealth by 2050

One of the most exciting developments in recent years in the area of technical communication has been the work of Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health economist, who uses publicly available data and interactive technology to debunk many prevailing misconceptions about the global gap in development. 

Here he is  at a TED conference returning to more basic analogue roots to explain the growth of world population. His paradoxical contention is that only by raising living standards among the poorest nations can the world reach a sustainable level of development by 2050. Towards the end, he employs the "Gapminder" his digital tool kit to prove his point.

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