After yesterday's part 1 I bring you an immediate sequel, unlike films which obviously take a long time to make compared to bashing out a blog post. although that takes some time too. But it seems appropriate that I should do part 2 today as I mentioned yesterday, this is the day that they travelled to in the 2nd film including their take on what today might be like.
Any way for my part 2, I am also going to rely on a crazy sounding and looking professor, although the one I am using gives an amusing, entertaining, engaging and informative lecture. I am going to be using him to help you think about the past and how countries have developed and what the future might hold based on demographics. These are big trends which can have dramatic effects over time, but these effects are largely set given the people are in place and you just have to give it time to work through, although migration can offset these effects to a certain extent at the margin.
So without further ado I'll leave you in the capable hands of world-famous statistician Professor Hans Rosling who presented a spectacular portrait of our rapidly changing world. With seven billion people already on our planet, we often look to the future with dread, but Rosling's message is surprisingly upbeat. So I would highly recommend watching on the BBC I-player - This World - Don't Panic The Truth About Population. Despite sounding dull, this was, as I say, an amusing, entertaining, engaging and informative lecture using state-of-the-art 3D graphics and the timing of a stand-up comedian. It's was available for 27 days from the date of this post on the I-Player. So if you are reading this in the future or not able to access the I-player then please see this link for a free version from gapminder.org or simply click the graphic below. Meanwhile I'll be back (whoops that's another time traveller) with my Back to the future part three based on this at a future date, or maybe tomorrow, I do believe that's a song.