New insights on poverty and life around the world
TedTalks 2007: Hans Rosling on poverty
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institute, Co-founder, Director of Gapminder Foundation.
A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, Hans Rosling's current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the west. In fact, most of the third world is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.
What sets Rosling apart isn’t just his apt observations of broad social and economic trends, but the stunning way he presents them.
The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.