Humanity and The Pace of Change

Humanity and The Pace of Change

Posted by Cliff Pickover, Reality Carnival

All of human achievement -- all our hopes, dreams, and fears -- in one graph.

The mysterious pace of change is great. Where will be tomorrow?

Favorite Quotes from Will and Ariel Durant, "The Lessons of History"

"History is subject to geology. Every day the sea encroaches somewhere upon the land, or the land upon the sea; cities disappear under the water, and sunken cathedrals ring their melancholy bells. To the geologic eye all the surface of the earth is a fluid forum, and man moves upon it as insecurely as Peter walking on the waves to Christ."
Source of above Graph: "The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, and the Third World" (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time), 2004, by Robert William Fogel.

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