How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling

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How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. I was talkng about this just yesterday, YouTube just suggested it, stalker much? Ahah great video

  2. Hans Rosling: From 1900 to 2000. In 1900 there was about half a million people who diedevery year from natural disasters: floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruption, whatever, droughts..

    Me: okay.. whatever is a type of natural disaster..
    Me: flashback to wife saying "whatever!"
    also me: furiously nodding my head

  3. So the trick is to extract a general meaning and final conclusion out of the data, and memorize that instead of the data itself. right ?

    If I'm correct, give a like, if not, please correct me.

  4. you cannot call this fact-based if you don't address world pollutioj, global warming, climate change. Seems to me that if you have a selective mindset, simply closing your eyes to problems you don't want to see… then sure, the world is undeniably a better place

  5. "Global Warming" Michael Crichton on Charlie Rose
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh4dIkEyfd0

    "Human Beings, They line up for the catastrophe, They're ready for it…….Sit down at a dinner party and say The World Is Coming To An End, We Have the Most Horrible Things Ahead, you get immediately the aroused attention of the table. Alternatively you say, You Know What, Basically Everything's good, They get angry.

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