which falsely depicts certain areas on the map larger or smaller than they actually are. The Mercator Projection widely used today was created in the16th-century by Gerardus Mercator, a Flemish cartographer. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for me, Kris shared this video with me just as I was preparing to go to bed. I ended up staying up all night doing some research (un-brainwashing my brain) from the LIES I’ve been told all my life. I once saw a post about something like this on facebook, but it never clicked until now. For starters, in the image above, consider how big North America appears to be in comparison to Africa. One would be prone to assume that Africa is considerably smaller in terms of area. Better yet, consider how big Greenland is, about the same size as Africa. Discovering all this not only makes me question the education system but ask why big corporations like Google still use the ancient Mercator projection in their technology. I know, based on my ‘research’ that reproducing a 3D map on a 2D surface is difficult. I also know that technology is (and has been for a while) at a place where we can reproduce a map projection more accurate than the traditional Mercator system. So, it would appear that we have simply chosen to live in ignorance instead of fixing an obvious problem. A problem that exaggerates the size of objects near the north and south pole (USA, Russia, etc) and reduces the size of objects near the equator (e.g. Africa). ‘One of the Mercator projection’s fiercest critics was Arno Peters, a German historian. He reckoned that the widespread use of Mercator out of the thousands of projections available was Another answer to this question is that this exaggeration of objects at both the north and south pole (making them appear larger than they actually are) is as a result of the difficulty in accurately representing a sphere on paper. This projection (also known as UTM projection) is a variant of the traditional Mercator projection. UTM is used by the military. You see how gigantic Antartica is? Antartica is maybe 3 times the size of Australia and maybe about 2/3 the size of Africa. This problem can be called There are tons of map projections. The best map projection depends on what you want out of that map, but there are many maps that now serve more than one purpose. It’s the most aesthetically pleasing map of all I’ve seen. It’s the grown-up brother of Peter’s projection and Robinson’s projection. b. Is the education system silently brainwashing us into holding white supremacist behavior? See question 1 above for a brief reminder. . I share my thoughts on life sometimes, other times, I produce beats and instrumentals, graphics and videos for creatives all around the world. Any questions? Don’t be a stranger, contact me. Source.