Is life getting better or worse? Watching the news, it’s easy to become pessimistic. But don’t forget that reporting is often selective. Bad news leads to higher ratings, while good news is seldom covered. So, what is the real state of humanity? Consider the changes that have occurred in the world over the last half-century.
Source: Your Life in Numbers
Very cool site that follows one of my major themes. We live in remarkable times, life is better in almost all respects for most humans that it has ever been and the future promises continued exponential improvement in the human condition. Despite these easily observed facts people persist in proclaiming the times are awful and catastrophe is right around the corner.
The linked site allows users to enter their year and country of their birth and then gives some stats on six indicators of general well being including life expectancy, income and infant mortality.