Geography in the News: Money Map Poster

Heraclitus (535 B.C. – 475 B.C.), is the Greek philosopher credited with coining the phrase, “nothing endures but change,” which has often been translated to the saying we are more familiar with “the only constant is change.”  Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), a Russian-born, American author, brought the concept into the mainstream with the following quote:

“The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”

Regardless of its source, this is an age-old adage that will remain true until the end of time, and perhaps even beyond that. Geographies and economies are two excellent examples of this constant change, and thanks to the power of the Web, the latest and most up-to-date information is just a click away. With millions of web-surfers constantly trolling and services such as Reddit to keep us all in the loop, new, unique and intereting postings go viral very quickly. Just this week, a clever Reddit user, The310Investigator, created a fun map, combining both geography and the economy.  The map depicts each country around the globe by the paper currency in use. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:

It’s very cool, but how long will it be before this map is already outdated? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain, it will “change,” especially if this clever mapper creates a coin version!