Here is a graph of Greece's real GDP per capita. I was hoping to show that, despite the drop off near the end, it's still clearly generally increasing exponentially. But if you click that button to switch between linear scale and log scale, it's actually closer to a linear increase.
Out of curiousity I also looked at USA's real GDP per capita, which seems to be approximated very well by both linear and exponential increases, and the graph for the entire world, which is clearly linear. Extrapolating from that, the world GDP was zero in 1945. If you just look at the total, then it's about as close to linear and exponential.
Weird. |