Hans Rosling does it again

Since TED began publishing TEDx talks, the average quality of talks has decreased and the volume has increased. However, there are still gems out there and Hans Rosling, not one to disappoint, does it again. In this 9 minute talk he explains the importance of technological innovation for the health and freedom of women and future generations. A large part of my disenfranchisement with the green mouvement is their scorn for modern technology and the “return to the land” mentality some of them have. Let me be blunt, technology is awesome.

I am a firm believer that human ingenuity and compassion are the two key elements for the survival of our race. If we can combine the two to equitably distribute resources and opportunities to all of the members of the human community, we might just have a chance. Watch the talk:

Published on April 20, 2011