200 years of history, like you’ve never seen before

Hans Rosling on "The Joy of Stats"

Hans Rosling presents 200 years of world history in four minutes

I’m a big fan of Hans Rosling. Rosling is a Swedish physician, statistician, academic and director of Gapminder Foundation. I’ve written about him a couple of times, specifically the Gapminder tool, which enables you to envision complex statistics in ways that make them instantly understandable.

I recently saw a video where Rosling got together with BBC Four program called “The Joy of Stats” to perform some augmented reality tricks to make the data even more “real”. The entire episode isn’t available online, but you can see Hans go through 200 years of world history in four minutes. Pretty amazing stuff. Check it out: