Well behind us are the times when the planet was black, only every so often the darkness disturbed by light of an occasional fire, at first from a lightning, later from bonfires of the first human geeks.
Fire has given humans the ability to shine light at any time they wanted, so they could stay awake. It took hundreds of thousands year until we could study how much people of Earth actually do stay awake under artificial light.
Our data expert Jan has dug into the SleepCloud data and created this beautiful animation showing how people are staying awake today, all over the world.
The shining dots are clusters of awake people. Note for example Japan, US East coast or the UK.
Let’s meditate for a while over the image depicting how the world never sleeps, even when it’s dark.