The Honeycomb of Life by Human Prorgress

A honeycomb represents the power of cooperation. In a way similar to bees working together in a community to build and maintain their hive, people around the globe work together to produce wealth and longer, healthier lives thanks to an increasingly free and open world.

In the past 200 years, economic integration and a freer exchange of ideas around the globe have brought about significant improvements in human well-being. The honeycomb represents that Great Enrichment and is the result of connectivity, globalization, and freedom.

This data visualization shows the additional number of weeks an average person gained over the past 200 years. Every yellow cell represents one additional week of life since 1820.

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