Wednesday, January 19, 2011

200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 minutes

Been busy with multiple projects so not much posting here of late.  This does not mean I'm through by any means.  This short video illustrates (at least to me) just how insignificant any life span can really be in the grand scheme of things.  The current crisis we are experiencing can take many directions and last who know how long. It took about 17 years for the great depression to play out and over 20 for Japan's crisis to complete rotation why should this one be any different?  The interesting thing about this data presentation is, I spent most of the last 40 years in and out of Asia.  I actually could see this happening albeit slowly (in my life's time frame) although it seemed that Asia was rising while we in the west declined.  My bad I guess, we did not necessarily decline as they really climbed up.  Do view the video it is a very good presentation.