Watch Hans Rosling’s in an amazing presentation forecasts the year when India and China will match the US economy. Full of facts and fun yet convincing. What sets Rosling apart isn’t just his apt observations of broad social and economic trends, but the stunning way he presents them. Guaranteed: You’ve never seen data presented like this.

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling a Swedish economist was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world’s dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.

If this does really happen what are the things we are doing right? 🙂

Amazing presentation please view:

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_asia_s_rise_how_and_when.html

More on Hans

As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger picture of social and economic development with his remarkable trend-revealing software.

Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the west. In fact, most of the third world is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.

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  1. ram natrajan says:

    dear manoj
    very nice to receive your sms on important festivals etc thanks very much
    as you might have often heard barack obama is very much worried with the word bangalore ……bangalored etc……..in his address he stresses upon the word stem ie science tech engineering and maths where the us students are really falling behind
    as per the recent ny times article 60 percent of undergrads in us move away from maths as calculus is too hard for them………..the real reason is the shoddy us education system………..us students are enamoured by rockstars,hollywood,wall street careers,sports icons and no wonder maths is of no interest………if you see the comments totalling 805 comments to be exact from us parents you will understand the rod in us universities
    no wonder indian engineers are needed in droves
    rgds and thanks for your wonderful smses
    rgsd
    prof ram natrajan

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  2. Dilip says:

    Hi Manoj,

    Nice comments adjunct to what we discussed this week. You are right the BRIC economy is where MNCs are building their presence in the new economy. Yet the TRIAD regions USA, Western Europe and Japan still hold significant strategic importance. These are interesting issues and we will discuss sometimes later.

    Thanks a lot!

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  3. Manoj Kumar Melkani says:

    Hi Sir !!

    It is true that India is a emerging economy in a fast pace. It is said that the future of the world economy will be geared by the BRIC economy but there are some factors to be considered upon..

    1) Service sector is playing a vital role in Indian Economy as it is 61% of total economy where Agriculture is shrinked to only 14%. It means we are getting more dependent on foreign countries as the most of the business of service sectors is coming from foreign. So govt should make policies for long-term perspectives.

    2) In the share-market also FII investors and speculators are playing main game (FII invested 2500 cr as short term investment) where indian investors invested only 1000 cr. As the Index is the mirror image of Economy of a country so govt should take some proper steps to retain the economic growth.

    Thanx sir for giving me a chance to post comment.

    Have a nice time.

    Manoj

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  4. dilipnaidu says:

    Great to read your comments Vedant. Yes you are right about the changing perceptions of the US. Under Barrack Obama’s leadership they are making the right moves. The presentation by Hans Rosling is quite amazing. I still remember your brilliant class presentation. You and your group were really awesome!

    Keep it up you have very bright future ahead.

    Cheers
    Dilip

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  5. Vedant says:

    Hi Sir

    I have seen his presentations. It was amazing to see how fast our economy grows in near future. & Its TRUE.

    As we know that US got independence more than 300 years ago and INDIA got just more than 65 years ago. We are rapid growing economy in the world. As we are small country as compared to US, CHINA and other countries, we grow in much rapid pace. That’s why, these big countries shows their interest towards our country. Now if we see the RECESSION Period the whole world is in recession but Still INDIA is only country how is making profits and here is only name sake Recession.

    In early days, US mocked of our economy pattern (MIXED ECONOMY)but now is adopting our economy pattern. Even though, All countries know that our pronunciation of English is matched with Latin Americans. As we know US is superpower country, but that country we have more 80% of scientists, doctors and engineers are working like NASA. As well as, we know that In White House (Barak Obama’s Administration)Two Indians are on higher position which never happened in the US history. All this facts shows our presence in the world & hopefully in near future we will the SUPERPOWER country.

    JAI HIND!!

    Vedant

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