Hans Rosling is a Dutch Swedish doctor and statistician who invented Gapminder, a very fun tool that lets you play around with global statistics. He is also a great performer and has given some amazingly entertaining TED Talks about global health statistics. You heard me, entertaining talks about global health statistics. His latest talk, just released, is about the unreported by amazing reductions in child mortality in the developing world. Watch it below, his enthusiasm is infectious.
Watch the video below. Hans Rosling, a Swedish Professor of International Health (complete with high pants and funny accent) walks out in front of a computer screen projection and poses the question: which of these three countries–Cuba, Chile and the U.S.–is not like the others?
He then drops knowledge relentlessly for five straight minutes, answering his question, refining it, and answering it again with some of the most incredible data visualization software we've ever seen. When we think about the potential of technology to enhance education, it's this kind of stuff that gets us excited.
Check out Gapminder, his foundation, for much more.