Oct 28, 2005

Looking down at the stars

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

Figure it out.


martin the great said...

My poor compy crashed when I tried to view the whole 16384x8192 thing.

It's a bit old, isn't it? I think that the very same map is in our geography room for what? Six years now? It still has it's value, though.

There are some points of interests. For example the difference between North Korea and South Korea.

There was an article in a magazine here recently. Basically, the world is divided in three regions (according to the map):

- Those that don't shine at all. Third world countries, a financial black hole. You invest some money in there, you never get it back.

- Those that shine like no tomorrow, namely US, Japan, Western Europe. Developed countries, when you invest the money, you get it back, but quite slowly.

- Those that're starting to shine here and there, mainly Brazil, Russia, India and China. These have a lot of potential, attract many investors, and, according to the article, will see a lot of development in the next fifty years.

The article says that fifty years from now, Brazil, Russia, India and China will shine a lot more than today's developed countries.

Piotr Konieczny said...

I wouldn't count Russia among the developing countries. I am afraid Putin corruptocracy is making it lag long way behind Brazil, India or China :/

martin the great said...

But it lights up, don't it? That's what matters.

Anonymous said...

But you of know that in the next 50 years there will be less then 100'000'000 Russians? ;)

Algeroth said...

Mtg: Brazil shine more than Australia....

Piotr: Could you describe the "corruptocracy"? I'm little interested in forms of goverment, and i swear i never heard of anything like this. Unless you meant some other 'cracy.....

Piotr Konieczny said...

Corruptocracy is my own term for any political system that is inefficient due to high corruption. And Russia, unfortunately, is quite corrupt (126 on 159 in the TI Index of perception of corruption. See also this article in The Economist ("Russia has fallen to rank alongside Niger, Sierra Leone and Albania.").

Go Putin!

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