Monday, February 13, 2012

An Insight into the Next Age

Do you think people living 100 years ago could have envisaged what life would be like in the 21st century? How many people would have been able to imagine the Internet, mobile phones, 3D movies and nuclear bombs? For us to imagine life 100 years from now, is almost as challenging. The rate at which technology changes and updates now, evolution of lifestyle happens quickly.

The year 2012 is set to be an interesting one. The Mayan calender and that of some other ancient cultures predicts an ending at some point soon. Will the world explode? Personally I don't think so. The Mayan's could have only conceptualised an end within their concept of reality. They would not have had any concept of world governments, massive trade, nuclear weapons, airplanes, modern communication infrastructure, etc. Maybe all they could imagine was an end would mean an explosion. However I see the end of the world could simply be the end of the world as we know it.

The global economies are looking less secure by the day. Large masses of people are starting to question the basic systems in which we have been accustomed to; consider the "Occupy" movement. One documentary has changed the way I view the possible future and I encourage you to explore the vision too.

Zeitgeist Addendum clearly explains the financial position the world is in today. In a simple way I have never seen before it shows where money comes from while exposes some interesting facts. Did you know that the World Bank is in many ways, simply a US Bank? All but one president of the bank has been American. It looks at how poor countries are lent money so they can pay US companies to come in and build infrastructure, thus giving the US more money rather than training their own countrymen.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Countless numbers of documentaries are available detailing the way life is today but rarely is a possible viable option also offered. This is not the case in Zeitgeist Addendum. The second part of the documentary introduces The Venus Project. This concept way of life, conceptualised by Jacque Fresco, tackles many of the issues prevalent in today's societies. A key component is the removal of money, since it is meant to be the root of all evil isn't it.

Here is a The Venus Project self description:
The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems.

As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

You can find out more about all the Zeitgeist movies at and the Venus Project at

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