Fascinating Infographic Conceptualizes the World as 100 People

What if the world's population only had 100 people? That small of a number definitely makes it easier to put things into perspective. Out of 100, 60 of them would live in Asia; 70 would not have access to the internet; and the gender divide would be split at 50/50. Jack Hagley designed this fascinating infographic that uses data from the recently-updated 100 People statistical chart.

The world's actual population has climbed to over seven billion people. That's a harder number to conceptualize than 100, and this graphic gives us an easier-to-digest perspective in circular form. And, because of the smaller sample size, the chart also shows remarkable changes. The 100 People Foundation points out that seven people would have a college education. But, in 2006 only one person would have obtained a degree. It's a reminder of how quickly the world can change in a relatively short period of time.

Jack Hagley website
via [The Washington Post and This Isn't Happiness]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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