I am not a big fan of statistics and math.  I know that may sound crazy, coming from a sci-fi writer, but I’ve always had a very intuitive sense of technology.  As a sys-admin, the answers often came to me out of nowhere, bubbling up from my unconscious.  I couldn’t show my work, but I always got the right answer, savant style.  When it comes to math, the only math I ever did well with was Geometry.  My teacher said it was because I was a visual learner.  Maybe that’s why this TED Talk resonates with me so strongly.  Han Rosling puts all the data together in a practical way that will blow your mind and give you insight into the movement of populations and society in a format unlike any you’ve ever seen.