[ dabble ] 7 billion – Are You Typical?

The world’s population now stands at 7 billion plus a few extra. That’s a lot of zeros and a lot more actual people.

Coinciding with the arrival of the worlds 7 billionth person on the 31st of October 2011, National Geographic released their year-long project looking at the growing global population and asking the question: are you typical?

Through some interesting stats and figures on the diverse nature of the global population, and the interesting projection of what a “typical” human looks like, the National Geographic team give a pretty good overview of a very complex topic.

the [sameness] project is a movement about the entire global population, that’s you plus 7 billions something others. Finding where you and everyone else fits is a good place to start when trying to balance the diversity of the global population with the idea that each of those 7 billion is worth the same amount.

The year-long project is available as an App, which goes into a lot more depth, and offers an interactive look at the challenges the future holds for an ever growing population.

Download the free app here: http://on.natgeo.com/q301cY

So, how typical are you?

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