Screw the sword swallowing and giant screen of moving bubbles. Just get Rosling a handful of rocks and he draws a crowd.
I noticed he was adding rocks and moving them left. He might have subtracted a few and/or moved rocks to the right. And he’d have had an even shorter TED talk. But then it wouldn’t be a TED talk then.
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So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.
These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.
There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.