If the world were 100 people

I love using graphics to explain numerical data. This video highlights the inequality in our world on many dimensions. The realization that we need to look further than our own little world and take a broader world view. 100, 100% is easy for the mind to comprehend.

If The World Were 100 People | GOOD Data When you shrink the world’s population down to 100 people, this is what you get:

Posted by GOOD on Monday, March 14, 2016

Radium Girls – The dark times of luminous watches

This is very sad. After radium was discovered in 1898, it resulted in the development of many products. Besides being included in tonics, foods and clothing, it was also used to give the nighttime glow in watches.



This article provides an insight into one group of people who were effected the most, “The Radium Girls”.

http://www.cnn.com/style/article/radium-girls-radioactive-paint/index.html

Using Blockchain technology for refugees

All people have the right to prove who they are and allow them to access basic services of economic, social and political life. This blockchain prototype will allow decentralized and secure storage and access to personal and private information.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-and-accenture-develop-blockchain-id-system-for-refugees/

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“Approximately one-sixth of the world’s population cannot participate in cultural, political, economic, and social life because they lack the most basic information: Documented proof of their existence,” Accenture said in an announcement.

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“Our prototype is personal, private, and portable, empowering individuals to access and share appropriate information when convenient, and without the worry of using or losing paper documentation,” said David Treat, managing director at Accenture’s global blockchain business.