Watch a Cool and Creepy Visualization of U.S. Births & Deaths in Real-Time

As one Metafil­ter com­menter put it, this visu­al­iza­tion is cool and creepy at once. Assem­bled by Brad Fly­on, the visu­al­iza­tion gives you a feel for the qual­i­ta­tive rhythm of births and deaths in the U.S.. (For­tu­nate­ly the births exceed deaths by a sig­nif­i­cant mar­gin.) When you enter the visu­al­iza­tion, you’ll want to give things a few moments to get going. And you can mouse over parts of the map to get more data.

The visu­al­iza­tion itself was cre­at­ed with the fol­low­ing (and I’m quot­ing Fly­on ver­ba­tim here):

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