Many of us have seen a version of the 100-people world, for me, the one created by the Miniature Earth Project is the most complete (stats-wise) and best designed. It was inspired in Donella Meadows‘ “Who lives in the Global Village?” a 1000-people version published in 1990. I appreciate this type of endeavors since they can take us away of our own world for a moment (a very difficult task if you think), a world based on infinite possibilities but with only a few to think on others’ circumstances and, thus, our privileges in a better and, if I may concede, our responsibilities in a highly unequal village. For instance, if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to this weblog who click everyday from their homes, you could consider yourself as to be one of the twelve people with computer. Or maybe, you’d be the only one in the world holding a graduate degree. If you’re spending more than 2 USD a day (TWO DOLLARS, 20 MX PESOS, 80 IND RUPEES), you actually are richer than more than 71% of the population. Using data of 2006, here are more numbers: (more…)
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