Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Interesting demographics and visualization tool
Old 12-12-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wabmester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,459
Interesting demographics and visualization tool

A friend sent me a link to this google video:



It shows changes in world-wide demographic trends over the last 40 years. Bottom line: the gap between "third world" and "western" nations is closing in many ways. And watch out -- here comes China!

Great presentation, but I was most impressed with the data visualization tool he used. It's available from google here:

http://tools.google.com/gapminder/
__________________

__________________
wabmester is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Interesting demographics and visualization tool
Old 12-13-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
BOBOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 415
Re: Interesting demographics and visualization tool

Thanks wab, this is fascinating stuff. I agree the graphics are very cool, but the trends he talked about were the most interesting for me. Sort of blew up some preconceived notions.

A cursory look at the home website gapminder.org promises hours of interesting study; probably shouldn't be doing it while chained to the desk at work.
__________________

__________________
I still don't get it...
BOBOT is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Interesting demographics and visualization tool
Old 12-13-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,798
Re: Interesting demographics and visualization tool

All of this goes to show we had it wrong all along. Children don't cause insanity, they cause short life expectancies.
__________________
You don't want to work. You want to live like a king, but the big bad world don't owe you a thing. Get over it--The Eagles
lets-retire is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:54 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.