In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.
The film begins with Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God’s messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity.
Ludwig Boltzmann’s struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide. Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which were outside human logic. His life ended in a sanatorium where he starved himself to death.
Finally, Alan Turing, the great Bletchley Park code breaker, father of computer science and homosexual, died trying to prove that some things are fundamentally unprovable.
The film also talks to the latest in the line of thinkers who have continued to pursue the question of whether there are things that mathematics and the human mind cannot know. They include Greg Chaitin, mathematician at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, New York, and Roger Penrose.
Dangerous Knowledge tackles some of the profound questions about the true nature of reality that mathematical thinkers are still trying to answer today.
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary released online on 11.11.11
THRIVE lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
In the document there is a break down of how the logo incorporates elements of the Golden Ratio and how it will magically attract the attention of prospective customers through sacred geometry and space-time relativity (what?).
By becoming aware of corporate spells you can recursively reprogram the spells for yourselves and your allies.
A documentary showcasing the life and art of Grant Morrison has recently been made free to the public. Talking With Gods is a biographical look at Morrison’s life, influences, magic and art.
Learn a bit of magic and reprogram your reality. Or just watch the movie and read some good comics. Same thing.
This next video is Grant singing a song given to him by the spirit of John Lennon during a chaos magic ritual. Those of you who have read Morrison’s “The Invisibles” will recognize the scene from the very first issue of the series.
If you ever wanted to learn chaos magic then here’s Grant’s seminal Disinformation speech on the basics. Mandatory watching for anyone interested in sculpting at least three dimensions.
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. Singularity 101