Archive for January, 2011
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.
The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.
For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.
HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
Full documentary on the official Home Channel on youtube
A snapshot of a world power on the rise.
22 minute Documentary: The Great Firewall of China
In “Chinatown, Africa”, Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Angola to investigate China’s rapidly growing presence in Africa. While many welcome China’s investment, others see reason for concern. Chinatown, Africa is revealing look at a growing superpower’s adventures abroad.
This documentary is an intense reminder that the stakes are high. Not for a weak stomach. Speaking of organs, $10 billion of them have been apparently harvested from political dissidents:
What do you think, Charlton Heston?
With all the explosive development occurring in the country, might there be a mental paradigm shift brewing among the people of the country? Or does the iron-clad censorship of the internet prevent it? Does a cultural shift to sustainable technology necessarily impart a corresponding shift towards sustainable consciousness?
Japan, the world’s second largest economy, is facing a demographic crisis that will shrink the population dramatically. The Japanese aren’t having babies, and the country won’t accept immigrants to help bolster the population. But Japan may have a unique solution — Robots!
For further context, here’s a handy page full of articles exploring the philosophical implications of AI and other Singularity technologies.
For even further context, here’s this:
Sega Toylet: Become a video game whiz – at the urinal
From the macrocosm of human civilization, to the microcosm of a single human being, we are just beginning to realize our potential to harness the power of Sol.
Here Comes the Sun
Uplifting 48 min documentary on the migration to solar power:
Visually appealing BBC documentary on solar weather, spots and flares
Eat the Sun!
‘It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.’
-Sun Tzu, the Art of War
Vanguard – World Without Water
28 min documentary:
Flow – For Love of Water
1 hr 24 min documentary on water privatization:
The western world has access to filtered water, but how filtered is it?
The Flouride Deception
30 min documentary:
In the face of this world crisis, innovative technologies are arising to present solutions. Check out this nano-engineed ultra-cheap water filter with an impressive (nasty) demonstration:
An animated explanation of everything that’s wrong with the banking system (and other systems) in America.
Thousands of different types of birds and fish have turned up dead en masse in the last week. What is that about? Opinions and theories flood the web as we collectively decide what, if anything, this means.