Tuesday, May 27, 2008

If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of 100 people...

"If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same..."

~This is a flash animation made by 'the Miniature Earth' project since 2001.

Back then I find the idea quite fresh.
It's like reading Earth's history in 24 hours...
Dinosaurs will appear on the surface of Earth at 22:46 PM,
while Homo sapiens at 3.1 sec before midnight
This truly shrinks one's ego...

Shrinking the world population into 100,
That makes it easier for us to understand the differences in the world.
'cause normal human mind can't really work with big numbers...

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Something to ponder...
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet and spare change in a dish somewhere, you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealthy
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知福,惜福、再造福...

2 comments:

Max said...

although i read this 100-people earth thing before, it's still a mind-blowing thing to watch.

GES said...

Yeah...
especially the fact that we are actually among the top few percent of the world's wealthiest...

Have you read the earth's 24 hours 1. that 1 also quite nice.