Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Morning optimism 

Troubling as the future may seem at the moment, look at how the world has progressed in the last two hundred years, notwithstanding catastrophic man-made and natural disaster. History gives us great reason for optimism, unless we let the enemies of progress -- not progressivism, but actual progress in the sense your grandparents meant it -- win.


By Blogger rcw, at Thu Dec 09, 08:12:00 AM:

That was an INCREDIBLE presentation. One of best uses of effective visual presentation of data I have ever seen, and really fun too!

Where do find this stuff?  

By Anonymous Akshat, at Thu Dec 09, 06:52:00 PM:

Optimistic indeed. I'm generally a doom and gloom kinda guy, but after seeing this, I'm smiling. Thank you :)  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Sat Dec 11, 08:19:00 AM:

rcw, there's an expanded version of the same thing over at TED.  

By Anonymous spidey, at Thu Dec 23, 01:15:00 AM:

Uh, I admits I is a Texas Hick, so wut iz TED?  

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