How Big is 7 Billion?

It’s no secret that the population on the earth is exploding. The World Health Organization predictsthat by 2050 there will be around 9 billion people on earth, up from approximately 7 billion today.

What this means for education, above and beyond all else, is that new forms of learning–and new ways of involving those exploding communities in the education of all generations young and old–will need to be developed. Old systems based on in-person, direct instruction via state funded institutions are simply not sustainable.

As we move in that direction, the question remains. What does 7 billion even look like?

Using technology, National Geographic has provided one perspective.

And, there’s also this: