Watch human and urban life evolve in this 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, starting at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • It has to be watched along with the narrated version. It says the Industrial Revolution started in England then spread elsewhere.

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  • It looks this video overlaid current telecommunications networks on a three-dimensional model, rather than showing historical development. It is strange the way that it suggests everything originated in England.

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  • Nice video. I think welcome to the Noosphere would be a better title as it depicts the new sphere on earth caused by human mind and activity.

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  • There is the absurd suggestion in the way this is edited that human and urban life began in England! And then spread out from the across Europe and into Asia.

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