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What number are you? Answered


With almost seven billion people alive on the planet, the BBC have produced a fascinating little widget for working out what number person you are.  All you have to do is input your date of birth.

As you can see from the chart below, I was the three and a half billionth person on the planet when I was born.

The set-up will also tell you how fast your home country's population is growing.

What's scarier, though, is the data you get for today (27th October, 2011): as I type, almost 8.5% of all the humans to have ever lived are alive right now.  To put that in perspective, if the human population was stable, and not rising, then all 83 billion of humanity's historical population would have been born in the last 1200 years.

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batonas
batonas

9 years ago

I am not a number, I am a free man. :D
its a quote from old TV series called the prisoner.

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Reply 9 years ago

I was thinking the same thing, plus this too:

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered!  My life is my own!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

...which some of us remember.

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

Reply 9 years ago

And are trying desperately to forget...

George Orwell + LSD = 70's televison programs (or programmes in the UK)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


I would have posted the same comment (as far as "man")

L

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Abigaill
Abigaill

9 years ago

this is interesting . but i just wondering how the statistics come out.

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robot1398
robot1398

9 years ago

I am the 5,943,615,634th born on the earth
person alive on the earth
81,412,435,834th

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sunshiine
sunshiine

9 years ago

2,557,340,507th
person alive on Earth
75,739,975,133rd

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caarntedd
caarntedd

9 years ago

3,302,201,191

77,184,544,945

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Wow, you are, aren't you?

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thematthatter
thematthatter

9 years ago

4,861,823,319th
For males in the US my estimated time of expiration is 75 years.

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Mutantflame
Mutantflame

9 years ago

Ha! In the UK there are apparently

85 Births

66 Deaths

23 Immigrants

per hour.

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Mutantflame
Mutantflame

9 years ago

When you were born, you were the:
5,944,269,401st
person alive on Earth
81,413,522,938th
person to have lived since history began

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karlpinturr
karlpinturr

9 years ago

The
3,318,640,197th
person alive on Earth,

77,214,213,668th
person to have lived since history began.

UK population:
62,157,550

Life expectancy;
Worldwide: 77.4,
UK: 79.6

Population grew by 1,867 people while I was on the site.

Of course, there's nothing on the BBC's site to specify your TIME of birth (the UN Population Fund's detailed calculator; http://www.7billionandme.org/ might have something, though), so who knows how many others share your result..?

Still, an intriguing 'little' widget, that will at least give us lottery players food for thought..;-)

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Lorddrake
Lorddrake

9 years ago

3,974,178,313th
person alive on Earth

78,280,058,281st
person to have lived since history began

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Twinmum
Twinmum

9 years ago

3,208,350,563rd
person alive on Earth
77,012,543,197th
person to have lived since history began

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thank makes us almost the same age!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

9 years ago

would have been born in the last 1200 years.

But the world is 6000 years old... so who was around for the first 4800?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Adam and Eve, *duh*.

(Also Fred Flintstone)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Neanderthals and Sir Bruce Forsyth...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

and (so if feels like sometimes) me.....

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JamesRPatrick
JamesRPatrick

9 years ago

5,490,174,981st person alive,
80,671,644,011th person since history began.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

When you were born, you were the:
2,950,107,462nd person alive on Earth

76,522,969,155th
person to have lived since history began

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kelseymh
kelseymh

9 years ago

Good to see that they handled both the different and integrated distributions properly. As for Cameron's question -- the world population was relatively stable for a very long time, so you can use a flat assumption to go back as far as the Neolithic (using a typical ~40 year lifespan), and then maybe a linear growth assumption with a much shorter lifespan, back to say a few 10kya.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Oops - fixed.

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colorex
colorex

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks. :)