A parallel Worlds

Sunday August 24 2008 / Science & Technology

Worldometers is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.

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The counters that display the real-time numbers are based on Worldometers’ algorithm that processes the latest and most accurate statistical data available together with its estimated progression to compute the current millisecond number to be displayed on each counter based on the specific time set on each visitor’s computer clock.

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Many of the statistcis are eye-opening and the rapidly increasing numbers on some of the subjects can be shocking.

Check out Worldometers for yourself to see real time statistics of things including how big the world's population is (approx 7,000,000,000) and how quickly it is increasing, how many computers sold worldwide this year, how many lightning strikes have hit earth so far this year (2,000,000,000 and counting), and how many cumulative hours waited for web pages to download this year (approx 20, 000,000,000 to date).

Suggested by
Maximilian Büsser