200 years of global health trends traced in four minutes by a statistics visionary.

Global health expert turned statistician Hans Rosling uses 3-D imaging to illustrate a 200-year statistical trend toward greater health and wealth across all countries. The 3-D bells and whistles serve a purpose as Rosling believes that more accessible public data becomes, the more the public understands and can better itself. The video below is excerpted from the BBC documentary The Joy of Stats, hosted by Rosling and exploring how programs like the San Francisco Crimespotting map are opening up public data in realtime. While the BBC is most likely blocked in your country, a gallery of Rosling's infographic presentations is available at TED.com.

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