By the time I was done synthesizing and purifying and precipitating, I returned to the dorm to find everyone gathered around CNN, watching looped footage of not one but two full-sized commercial airliners striking the towers.
Ten years later, it seems the entire United States is still gathered around 24-hour cable news, still watching the planes strike the towers. If, like me, you find it easiest to contemplate those ten years in numbers, Wired's Danger Room has compiled an elegant series of infographics illustrating the costs and consequences of the last decade.
Graphic by Danger Room.It's only data. It cannot, of itself, tell us whether the last ten years were well spent. ◼