Amazing Facts on How Far We Have Come

  1. We are currently living in the midst of what is known as the most peaceful era of human history. In the 1940s 300 of every 100,000 people died as a result of war. Now its less than 1.
  2. World illiteracy has more than halved between 1970 and today.
  3. The global child mortality rates have declined by 53% from 1990
  4. The number of people who have access to safe drinking water is going down by one every second of every day.
  5. The number of under nourished/ Under fed people in the world is also declining at a speedy rate.
  6. Since the 20th century the amount of hours the average person works has halved despite wages and productivity increasing.
  7. Human life expectancy has increased more in the last 50 years than it did in the previous 200,000 years of human existence. In 1950 life expectancy was 47 years. in 2017 its over 80 years.
  8. Everything from a basic note pad to a complete mobile office has been compressed into a single cell phone.
  9. If we printed out all the information Wikipedia has (without images)  it would consist of more than 2437 volumes.
  10. Between 1990 and 2013 maternal mortality worldwide has dropped by almost 50%
  11. Vaccines have eliminated Smallpox, and we are getting closer to eradicating other diseases like Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Measles and Polio.
  12. We will create more information in the form of data in a single day than was ever created in all of history up until 2003.
  13. There is more computing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
  14. Gay marriage is now legal for 60% of Americans.
  15. Between 1991 and 2010 the mortality rate for cancer fell by 20%.
  16. Women can now vote, work, support a family, run for office, go to the moon. Women now have rights and opportunities that no other women in history had before the 1920s
  17. “race mixing” is now the norm. (interracial couples)
  18. America elects a black president.
  19. Women of color dominate the Olympics
  20. In a span of 66 years we went from first flight to moon landing
  21. Reusable energy such as solar, water, and wind have increased dramatically.

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