200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development.

Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before for the BBC – using augmented reality. In this section of ‘The Joy of Stats‘ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes.

Augmented Reality Tech Demos

A lot of people think AR is dead and a bit of a dirty word, but there’s some interesting stuff appearing again.

Jekyll and Hyde Augmented Reality Book

Scrawl™ 3D iPhone drawing using multi-touch.

3D Drawing in Augmented Reality from String on Vimeo.

Add in untapped areas like mixed reality, outdoor experiences, events, and gaming; and I’m not so sure we should be writing it off just yet.