In 1967 the Philco-Ford Corporation released a short film titled 1999 A.D. In it the inevitable advances of the future are demonstrated. Some of the predictions seem to be right on while others appear to have been pulled straight from Star Trek.
Professor Hans Rosling loves statistics. He loves them so much that he enlisted a team of computer techs to create the most amazing interactive picture of the life and wealth of the world over the last 200 years using using augmented reality animation.
Here’s an inspirational video with 48 life lessons from the free ebook “How To Create Your Future,” which includes training from 16 world-class authors and teachers on topics such as setting goals, manifesting money, creating a magnetic personality, increasing your brain power, and simply being happy, no matter what.
In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from multiple disciplines met to develop a strategy for the future development of humankind. One of the main goals of the Congress was to construct a global network of scientists to further research on the development of cybernetic technology, with the ultimate goal of transferring a human’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier.
Not everyone is spelling out doom and gloom for the future of the economy. Richard Florida, author of the book The Great Reset, believes that the current crises, though difficult for many, is ultimately going to be a good thing.
He believes that recessions and depressions are really just the economy hitting the “reset button” in a sense when old orders of resource exchange stop working.
The industrial economy is over, and we’re moving into the information age. The manufacturing sector is almost unanimously cutting jobs that aren’t coming back, but there are a few industries which are growing.
The creative sector, the professional sector and the service sector. Maybe our economy ISN’T doomed, maybe it’s just heading in a new direction.
The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other.
A television company in Holland is seeking volunteers for a one-way trip to Mars. The good news is that the sort of people who would volunteer to be on a reality TV show will be on a one-way trip to Mars.
Mars One was founded in 2010 by 36-year-old engineer Bas Lansdorp, who told ABC News he has a road map and financing plan for the project, and that “the mission is perfectly feasible.”
“Biohackers: A Journey Into Cyborg America” explores the world of biohacking, where DIY cyborgs are pushing the bleeding edge of human enhancement.
For the adherents of Grinder culture, the Cyborg is the epitome of humanity. While the biological elements of the human body are limited in their uses, the mechanized elements these pioneers are inserting into their bodies open the world up to new realities and sensations, allowing them to bridge the gap between man and machine.
Conventional science claims this is impossible, yet generations of inventors have been mesmerised by the promise of an engine that powers itself. The world’s reliance on diminishing fossil fuel resources and the associated problems of pollution serve to spur them on. A Machine to Die For showcases a number of dedicated, sometimes eccentric, and always obsessive individuals who have devoted their lives to this quest.
Enjoy this free Trilogy of profound and thought provoking documentaries about Science and Spirituality. These films are a gift to you and your mind.
Beyond Me is a film about how we tend to get stuck in patterns of behavior and how to break free from them.
Beyond Belief is about belief systems in the west and questions their pedigree.
Beyond Reason has just been released (2013) and is about how our minds are limited by what we perceive through our five senses.
Learn more about these films at http://www.beyondmefilm.com/
Eclectic Method has supercut some of our favorite scenes from movies that turn a predictive eye to the future. Blade Runner’s Megacities alongside A.I.’s flooded New York and Idiocracy’s run down shanty towns. Some technology predictions in these films have already proven to be accurate and some are still a ways off. Very very cool!
Here’s the wonderfully insane Jason Silva with a mind-bending rant about the power of human imagination and creativity.
Autonomous cars will be in showrooms as early as 2019, or maybe even sooner, according to a report released by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research,
The report’s authors explain that “sensor-based technologies” and “connected-vehicle communications” need to converge. Essentially, cars need to be able to communicate with other vehicles on the road so they don’t bash into each other.
They also need the ability to sense and respond to the surrounding infrastructure: stop signs, street lights, guardrails, and many other basic transportation signals.