March 19, 2007

Maps are for Imperialists

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Thanks to Junichi from POPLICKS for puttin' Biochemical Slang on to Worldmapper.

WORLDMAPPER realizes that the world doesn't need more maps that merely tell us where to go. We've got GPS. Plus, we all know most boundaries found on maps are nothing more than post-imperialism carving. Just ask Africa. Just ask Southeast Asia. Just ask Central and South America.

WORLDMAPPER has re-sized the world map, relative to the subject of interest. Boundaries don't define who you are. What you do within those boundaries defines who you are. How you spend your capital within those boundaries defines who you are. Wanna talk prisoners? America easily takes the cake.

Wanna talk military spending? America keeps growing and growing. Do YOU feel safer now?

Public education spending? Once again, USA is number one. How are YOUR kids sizing up, relative to the children of China and India?

How about a RETURN on our public education spending? Not so much. Unless you talk to the parents of China and India. They seem to be making a RETURN on their investment.

Again, we may be the NUMBER ONE spender in public health dollars.

Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you'll get a bed in the emergency room when you REALLY NEED ONE.

Eff it. At least we have our alcohol and cigarettes. Reality is best served chilled, not stirred.


Anonymous enigmatik said...

Cool post, Vik. Just a question, but could some of the larger areas also be attributed to larger populations in some areas of the world?

5:10 PM  
Blogger vik said...

most are sized based on proportion or per capita I'd assume the size is relative to the variable per capita.

yeah...this site is on some next level ish. i could spend hours diggin through their maps
PEACE enigmatik

6:21 PM  
Blogger Baby Grandpa said...

Great post, Vik. Never knew of those Worldmapper guys. The striking thing in nearly all the maps you show us today is that the African continent sometimes almost disappears. Talking about things that make you go hmmm...

Baby Grandpa

7:49 AM  
Blogger Amadeo said...


9:04 AM  
Anonymous enigmatik said...

One thing is for sure, India and China are prominent in most every map. India is chopping down trees left and right!

11:16 AM  
Blogger The Human Resource said...

I was looking for something like this.

Sadly Africa looks as skinny in the maps as they do in the pictures you see on TV. Tis a damn shame.

9:27 PM  

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