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Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers | Steven Pinker



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A positive message yet you tuber commentors tear it down in no time.
i think he need to check his data, figures regarding 30yrs ago and now are clearly manipulated, only 12wars globally, seriously...... this is what is called brainwashing crowd and using this platform for this... so disappointed sir.. you can do much better lest spreading fake propaganda facts and interpretations.
Love this talk. I'm curious as to whether or not overall happiness has increased. I feel that today there is a greater disparity betweem the rich and the poor, those with toys and those without. Those with out are likely better off then those in the past, however, the disparity is greater between the classes. This can cause us to feel insuffcient and inferior to those who are 'better off'.
Civilized" people are 98% depending with their life on fossil fuel. That is why those people like to believe all lies good to get on in the same way they are living now! Fossil fuel will have an end pretty soon! Then, 95% of "civilized" citizen has to die in a very short period of time! Of course, nobody wants to know about that! Listen! Nothing becomes better if YOU do nothing to MAKE it better! So stop to believe bullshit and start now with planting cactus for green the deserts, but without irrigation systems! It is your last chance for this life! GO NOW!
I agree with almost everything Pinker says, except the claim that we are happier now than we were in the past.
Atlas Shrugged
I swear my IQ just jumped 50 points after listing to this guy 3:59 in
Valuable insights, totally agree with how enlightenment is tied to obedience to laws that govern our world. But my only question to you would be, while progress seems to be producing happiness in humanity collectively, why isn't the world content?
Dennis Prager, I thought the world was getting worse and worse
To change human conditions, we first need to change The Human Condition...
The world in reality is getting better and better
I tell you, soon there will be only humans and livestock left on this planet.....
I tell you, soon there will be only humans and livestock left on this planet.....
I would love a talk like this, but that would specify what went on Western countries in comparison with "the rest".. that would specify how it went on for women in comparison with men, racialized people in comparison with white, etcetc
will we ever learn? optimist
Isn't this a moot point? For sure, things were WAY worse for African American's when they were slaves. But are they good enough? clearly not. Whether things are better or not IS important. But what's WAY more important is what is left to do. And when you look at that, it's compelling on just about every societal front; economics (largest income disparity in US history), Medicine, justice, Environment - just about every meaningful metric out there shows MAJOR work need doing. So yeah, it's interesting that we're making progress. But to me, the WAY more compelling concern is all the preventable suffering that continues unabated.
Wasn't this whole speech relative to what is good or bad though? Whether the world is getting better or worse to an individual is going to be very reliant on their beliefs, a christian pastor, a farmer, a retired war veteran and a tech entrepreneur are all going to have different perceptions of what is better or worse. Life, freedom, safety, knowledge, leisure, happiness, prosperity, over half of the testable variables in the hypothesis can be interpreted subjectively, not to mention the fundamental lack of anything to do with the state of cultures and society among other things. The world might be progressing in our analytical measurements of these factors, but that doesn't mean this progress is subjectively interpreted as better for the individual. It is also unclear where our progress actually leads us and if our progress is even the right progress... an example can be safety; we can pursue safety through surveillance but is surveillance state really where we want to be? Another example; a materialist with a well paying job and positioned higher in the social hierarchy is like going to have some form of satisfaction or happiness as they are achieving what they believe creates happiness - but if the world didn't tell them what life should be and what things should make you happy, could they find something else that would yield greater happiness? How do you even analytically measure that?
The world is as it is, it's you who is getting better or worse.
A homeless is waiting a miraculous
USA stole North Korea's largest cargo ship. Why? Because they dared to trade with other countries. Did this man say there is no war? So naive. I bet he hasn't even seen the Naudet Brothers north tower video in slow motion.



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