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2000 to 2010: Charting How the World Has Changed

Stephanie Fox and io9 create a visual depiction of how the world changed from 2000 to 2010.


Stephanie Fox designed this handsome chart for i09. It examines the differences between life 2000 and life in 2010. Not only are there nearly a billion more people on the planet, but more people than ever currently live in cities (rather than rural areas). Technology, predictably, has continued to shrink and accelerate.

Check out the full size version of the image here.

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