Mostly we have been discussing the importance of big data concerning policy making and accountability as well as discussing the vital importance of trustworthy and updated data. It is also important to raise awareness of the importance of information sharing to the general public.
What is the average life expectancy in Vietnam? If you would make a guess you would probably not be right. Most people believe that the situation in the world is much worse than it actually is. Information understanding and sharing is of great importance for raising awareness of the great development that has been made in the world the last decades.
Hans Rosling, was a swedish researcher and educator that is commonly known by swedes for having explained facts and big data in a very pedagogic way raising awareness of the positive and fast global development being made in the last two centuries. His easy and accessible way of explaining big numbers in an understandable way is something every swede knows him for.
Below, a video from 2009 where Hans Rosling explains the development of average life expectancy of 200 countries the last 200 years.