Friday, September 22, 2006

If the earth’s population was a “global village” of 100 people.

Business for Diplomatic Action has yet another funny feature, the famous “Global Village” metaphor for our planet [not this other world which is the Internet, no, the *real* planet!] Just for the fun of it, I thought it might be entertaining to post it.

If we shrank the earth’s population to a “global village” of only 100 people and kept all the existing human ratios, there’d be:

  • 61 from Asia
  • 21 from China
  • 17 from India
  • 13 from Africa
  • 12 from Europe
  • 5 from the U.S.
  • 1 from Australia and New Zealand
  • 22 who speak a Chinese dialect, (18 of whom speak Mandarin)
  • 9 who speak English
  • 8 who speak Hindi
  • 50 females
  • 50 males
  • 32 Christians
  • 68 non-Christians,
  • 15 of whom are nonreligious
  • 19 Muslims
  • 6 Buddhists
  • 1 Jew
  • 30 who have enough to eat
  • 88 old enough to read,
  • 17 of whom cannot read at all
  • 1 teacher

…. you are one person traveling that world.

2 Comments:

At 03:03, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think they could all get along?

 
At 10:51, Blogger Joker & Thief said...

You mean "WE" - unless you're some alien from another planet.
That's the challenge, isn't it? At the same time, wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same or just about?

 

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