If you read or watch the news, you’ll likely think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s finite resources can easily lead you to think our world is in crisis.
But there’s another story, a story the news doesn’t often report. This story is backed by data, and it says we’re actually living in the most peaceful, abundant time in history, and things are likely to continue getting better.
“In the hands of smart and driven innovators, science and technology take things which were once scarce and make them abundant and accessible to all.”
- Global literacy rate: 32% 100 years ago, now 85%.
- Number of democracies: 16 100 years ago, now 123.
- Life expectancy: 51 years 100 years ago, now 81 years.
- Population in poverty: 82% 100 years ago, now 9%.
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Original Source: SingularityHub