I can’t stop looking at this.

Have you seen this? It’s a real-time map of births and deaths around the world.

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I can’t stop looking at it. So fascinating, for so many reasons.

What do you think of this?


  1. Creepy and scary!

  2. If it was actual birth and death data and you were watching real world events, it would be creepy but kinda cool. But it’s not, it’s just a statistical simulation. Looks neat but you basically watching a model run at 1:1 time scale.

  3. Points Pixie says:

    Andy – I still think it’s fascinating 🙂

  4. pinkisnice says:

    I like getting the point without the creep factor. It’s also a super easy-to-see reminder for (us!) Americans that the world indeed does not revolve around us.

  5. It is interesting to watch how many more births than deaths, good grief what is this world coming to?

  6. The World doesn’t revolve around us? My dog will be really disappointed when I let her know.

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