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This App has been specifically created for TEDxSydney 2011 by Will O'Rourke, a next generation production company which aims to help turn innovative ideas into a reality.
In itself, the App is designed to inspire ideas and conversation not just to the TEDxSydney crowd, but to an audience all around the globe.
Wherever you live in the world - Australia, America, South Africa or Scandanavia - y...
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iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Updated: May 28, 2011
Publisher: Future Buro Pty Ltd
Version 1.1 [5.204512 MB]
interesting to play with by jessicadally
Not even sure how I found this app but I will say it's fairly interesting. Basically compare a number of different stats to see if there seems to be a correlation (related or unrelated) between different activities. I started playing with the app comparing everything listed to forest coverage. Does the amount of forest coverage a country relate in any strong way to something like birth rate or number of prisoners? Turns out I couldn't find anything that had a strong correlation with the amount of forest coverage. So what about obesity? Lots of things correlate to that. 14% of countries with high obesity have high CO2 emissions. Not surprising, industrialized countries who produce a ton of carbon would seem to be more likely to have fewer people who are literally starving, and more people who have more than they need for food (not to mention industrialized food which we know makes people fat). Interestingly enough, obesity correlates positively to high numbers of Olympic medals. It's not likely that the obese are those who are winning these medals, but again, a country with a bigger budget is more likely to have both obesity and medals than a country that is barely scraping by. All that said, we can't really tell if that's true can we? The app won't tell you why there's a correlation, simply that there is one. You'll have to make your own inferences as to why these things go together (or don't). The app has a few videos to go with it and certainly it could be fun to start a conversation but I'm still not sure this will stay on my phone over the long haul. I guess we'll see.