Hans Rosling: Stats to reshape your world view

Seminal TED Talk by Hans Rosling. Still great after all the years. A milestone that shows the power of new forms of visualisation, making use of a lot of different available datasets, global and historic comparisons in a mindblowing manner.

With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA.)

TED Talk 2006