Tuesday, 2 August 2011

If the World were a Global Village ...


 If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, there would be

57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth
and all 6 would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
1  would have a college education
1 would own a computer

So much for the march of technology, science, globalization and progress.

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