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Digital artist Joe Lertola then recreated the image on the right, in the style of pointilist paintings, using 7,000 human figures -- one for every million people on the planet. Watch the video for a few more interesting facts, and some thoughts on who the most typical person will be in 2020.
Originally posted by affeyee
the report says that by 2020 there will be 7 billion people with a typical "chinese" feature.
National Geographic's latest project is an ambitious effort to understand the human race -- a race that will soon encompass a staggering 7 billion human beings, the magazine said. As part of its project, National Geographic set out to figure out what constitutes the most typical attributes of human beings. After combing through the stats, they determined that the most typical person is Chinese, as 19% of humanity is, and speaks Mandarin -- as 13% of people do.