Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TED Talks : Myths about the developing world busted

This video is astounding for 2 reasons: the message and the presentation.

"You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called
"developing world."

TED is an interesting site to keep an eye on fullstop. 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. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

The TED site makes the best talks and performances available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

Click here for more about Dr Roslin and to view his 2 TED presentations:

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