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4, 169, 827, 066th Person

The world hit seven billion people this week.

Want to know what number you are?

The BBC can tell you.

Link.

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ashamel
Nov. 3rd, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
3,653,004,815

Wait, is this a trick to reverse-engineer my birthday?

(I see we have almost doubled since then.)
benpeek
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
does it make you feel old, man?
ashamel
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Not much more than usual. But it does seem a pretty remarkable change.
benpeek
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
it is a bit, isn't it?
mastadge
Nov. 3rd, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I like how they arbitrarily picked some kid to be #7000000000. As if we have anything like such a precise idea of how many people are on the planet, and as if, even if we did, we could be sure it was the one infant and not the one born a half-second earlier somewhere else in the world or a fraction of a second later down the hall or whatever.
benpeek
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
yeah, but imagine if you were the arbitary kid. you could get it put on a shirt.
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