7 billion people and you: What’s your number?

By iZivisoMag Contributor

Harare, Zimbabwe – Imagine, we are 7 billion holding hands round the world, and then imagine what your spot will be right down to the number. According to the UN, this years marks a milestone in human history. For the first time, the world population will reach 7 billion. The UN has put up an online calculator which is counting up to the milestone, and it’s currently sitting at the 6.999bn mark – it should surpass 7bn pretty soon.

The BBC has set up an online tool to help the world get some perspective on what 7bn actually means. You simply enter your date of birth and it tells you your position in the world’s population:

I tried it. When you I was born, I was the 4,100,006,916th person alive on Earth and the 78,477,598,034th person to have lived since history began. Try it out and check your digits.

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