giovedì 17 novembre 2011

Seven Billion

Recently, the Earth reaches the incredible amount of 7 billion inhabitants, and counting! After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years.

Where do you fit into this story of human life? The day you were born many of these people were still alive, and you simply added a +1 to this quantity.

What was your number?

This App can give you the answer! You can find out where you fit in in this world of 7 billion.

How does it work?

Seven Billion App uses a semi-scientific approach to find your position in the human history, based on  public available documents on population data and size.

Estimations of population sizes are based on United Nation Organization documents "UN Population Division. The World at Six Billion." and "UN Population Division. World Population Prospects. The 2010 Revision."

The computation of the number of people that ever lived on Earth is based on the work of Carl Haub. "How many people have ever lived on earth ? Population Today 1995."

Share your number with friend!

Let your friends be aware of your role in the World on Facebook, Twitter or by SMS and email. Have fun!
Download and install the Application for iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Available on the App Store.