CATEGORY: Looking BackStages of Consciousness |
From Robert Wright's Meaning of Life TV
CATEGORY: 21st Century SocietyBiotechnology |
Professor Julian Savalescu speaking in Oxford on biotechnology.
CATEGORY: 21st Century SocietyEvolution of consciousnessOne Future | SOURCE: RSA |
Talk by Jeremy Rifkin with some frakin' great artistry to go.
CATEGORY: One Future |
Great video describing the evolution of Creation.
CATEGORY: Organisational development | SOURCE: TED |
Fascinating talk on motivation in modern organisations.
CATEGORY: Global GovernanceNew Forms of Governance | SOURCE: Steve MacIntosh |
More and more we are experiencing the need for a global kind of governance. I don't necessarily agree with Steve's approach, but I think it's great he's actually delving into this. He is one of the few people actually stepping up to the almost impossible task of designing a global structure of governance that could actually work.
CATEGORY: Integral PhilosophyNew Thought | SOURCE: Enlightenment.com |
Interview with Steve McIntosh by Enlightenment.com. If you are curious about Integral Philolosphy, Steve's book Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution, alongside Ken Wilber's A Brief History of Everything and A Theory of Everything forms a great introduction to the Integral approach. He's some Steve on mp3.
CATEGORY: The Beautiful Cosmos | SOURCE: Boston Globe |
Awe inspiring images of the Universe and Everything.
CATEGORY: 21st Century SocietyFuture StudiesOne Future |
Great talk from December 2007 about the complex of issues in globalisation. I think i should explain my okness with the word "globalisation" on my blog, as it's a pretty dirty word these days!
Robert Wright points out in his book Nonzero that the entire pattern of human history from the day dot has been a story of greater and greater networks of association and unification. From small tribes to chiefdoms and nation states to empires to global collectives there is a very distinct trend in cultural evolution toward greater and greater levels of unification that essentially points to a unified world at some point sooner or later. It's inevitable. The unification of Europe is to be expected, and further developments, like a genuine form of global governance is eventually likely. So any good talk on this general process is of great interest to me. I would call this process (at this point) - globalisation, and I think this is the way Sachs is using the word here - if you have a better name let me know! Come to think of it - I think we should steal this word back from the corporate multinationals and the big superpowers, it belongs to all of us.
Sachs talk also contains this great quote form President Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis:
"Our problems are man made - therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable - and we believe they can do it again...."
CATEGORY: Planet Earth | SOURCE: Boston Globe |
Have a look at these incredible images taken from orbit by satellites. All images sources from NASA's Earth Observing System Project Science Office (EOSPSO).
CATEGORY: Life on Earth |
A must see.
CATEGORY: Climate change | SOURCE: TED |
Great talk by David Keith about a fast solution to climate change via atmospheric conditioning. Indirectly covers the need for a global kind of governance around issues like this and future possibilities like weather control becoming a norm.
This reminds me of James Lovelock (the inventor of the GAIA hypothesis) recently making statements that, despite his own preferences, at this point things are so desperate we need nuclear power as a holdover energy solution with low CO2 emissions.
CATEGORY: Planet EarthSustainable Culture | SOURCE: New Scientist |
Nice to know someone is on this.