Sunday, September 4, 2011

One World

The image of earth from space is magnificent. I remember hearing more than one person that I respected positing that being able to see that we all inhabit the same planet would have the effect of making us feel the unity of our life on earth. Sadly, I don't think it has necessarily panned out that way.

Maybe the problem is that the view from space, that image on the Whole Earth Catalog, for instance, doesn't actually show any people. This video from Kiva, the microlending brokerage, showing the interaction between lenders and borrowers paying back is a bit more dynamic. Maybe it will help our understanding.

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva Microfunds on Vimeo.

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