In a follow-up to his now-legendary TED2006 presentation, Hans Rosling demonstrates how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his Trendalyzer software -- which analyzes and displays data in amazingly accessible ways, allowing people to see patterns previously hidden behind mountains of stats. (Ten days later, he announced a deal with Google to acquire the software.) He also demos Dollar Street, a program that lets you peer in the windows of typical families worldwide living at different income levels. Be sure to watch straight through to the (literally) jaw-dropping finale.
Watch this video, hat tip to Statistical Modeling.
Here is Trendalyzer, the free online software used to display the statistics in the presentation. Dollar Street is here (free to download). And watch the 2006 Rosling TED video here, from an older Bluematter. post.