Thoughtcrime 039: A Brighter Future

 

In these dark times of war, recession, and elections, I thought I’d take some time to cheer you up. This episode is my case for a brighter future, one where we will live like the people of Star Trek’s Federation. Happier, healthier, wiser, freer and more prosperous than ever before!

See Links Below for references of stats in the show.

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Global Life Expectancy 1700-2015

World Literacy Rate

Number of Nuclear Warheads in the World

War Deaths by Year Since 1945

Steven Pinker on Ted Talks – The Myth of Violence

Freedom House Report on Democratic Leadership in the World