If the world consisted of 100 people... only three would have an internet connection....
THE MINIATURE EARTH
The idea of reducing the worlds population to a community of only 100 people is very useful and important. It makes us easily understand the differences in the world.
There are many types of reports that use the Earths population reduced to 100 people, especially in the Internet. Ideas like this should be more often shared, especially nowadays when the world seems to be in need of dialogue and understanding among different cultures, in a way that it has never been before.
The text that originated this webmovie was published on May 29, 1990 with the title State of the Village Report, and it was written by Donella Meadows, who passed away in February 2000. Nowadays Sustainability Institute, through Donellas Foundation, carries on her ideas and projects.
Donella Meadows' original "State of the Village Report" may be found at: www.sustainer.org/dhm_archive/index.php?display_article=vn338villageed
The text used here has been modified. The statistics have been updated based on specialized publications, and mainly reports on the Worlds population provided by the U.N., PRB and others.
The Miniature Earth website was first published in 2001, since than it has been seen by more than 2 million people around the globe and linked by more than 20.000 websites.
This is the third version of the project.