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Timeline of Major Events & Trends #awesomness

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Jan 7, 2010

Timeline of Major Events & Trends

Peter von Stackelberg designed this complex timeline of social, technological, economic and political events and trends from 1750 to 2100. Each time series shows graphs, events and categories on a common scale.

The purpose of the timeline is to provide a visual tool for looking at events across a relatively long period of time and identify patterns and interrelationships involving a broad range of factors. Identification of patterns is particularly important when attempting to look at the future of complex social, technological, economic, and other systems.

Some thoughts behind the design process.
Stephen Lark uploaded a zoomable version to Zoomorama

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