A short documentary on the effects of the newish but controversial currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of any central authority. The concept was introduced in a 2008 paper by a pseudonymous developer known only as “Satoshi Nakamoto”.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” – Betrand Russell.
Controversial to its core, this hard-hitting anti-Western propaganda film, which looks at the influence of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective, has also been described as “either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation”.
Two physicists, François Englert and Peter Higgs, won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for their theory explaining how particles acquire mass. One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp.
The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion. The reality is often much, much worse than we think.
Originally published in November on Youtube, the video is making the rounds on the Monday after Obama signed into law $85 billion worth of government spending cuts after no deal was reached last week on sequestration. Perhaps more tellingly, it’s also the same day that Forbes magazine released its annual billionaires list, highlighting the 1,426 people who control $5.4 trillion of the world’s wealth.
“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe.
Episode 1: What is Space?
Episode 2: The Illusion of Time
Episode 3: Quantum Leap
Episode 4: Universe or Multiverse?
The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose – to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay “World Brain”. But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.
This is the story of Vasily Ilyn, a retired farmer from the village of Ryshkovo, on a first time journey to see the world, New York, the ocean, and a cover photo shoot for Esquire.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1. Love and Power
In the first episode, Curtis tracks the effects of Ayn Rand’s ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan.
2. The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts
This episode investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and systems theory were applied to natural ecosystems, and how this relates to the false idea that there is a balance of nature. Cybernetics has been applied to human beings to attempt to build societies without central control, self organising networks built of people, based on a fantasy view of nature.
3. The Monkey In The Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
This programme looked into the selfish gene theory which holds that humans are machines controlled by genes which was invented by William Hamilton. Adam Curtis also covered the source of ethnic conflict that was created by Belgian colonialism’s artificial creation of a racial divide and the ensuing slaughter that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a source of raw material for computers and cell phones.
Twelve hundred years ago the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. They understood how the mind can powerfully affect the body. They knew subtle ways of changing the body¹s chemistry with medicines made from plants and minerals. They blessed their medicines in lengthy rituals. And they encoded this knowledge in a series of elaborate paintings.
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
Mercury Undercover exposes the cause and effect of the well hidden evidence of mercury contamination as seen through the eyes of doctors, scientists, environmental experts and mercury poisoned survivors. This film exposes the truth behind amalgam fillings, the nature of people and the terrible things that some do just for the sake of money. It is a gripping tale that will make you think twice before you eat fish or plan your next visit to the dentist office.
Norseman celebrated the 10th anniversary with two race days and close to 500 athletes.
This is probably one of the best documentaries of the moon landing hoax.
Part 1: Analysis of the Lunar Photography
Part 2: Environmental Dangers
Part 3: The Trouble with Rockets
Conclusion: The Way Forward
Movie about winter swimming and a 72 year old Latvian in Bronx.
Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world.
Grace Powers, producer at AmenStop productions, producer of “zeitgeist on steroids” documentary Ring Of Power, unveils a new documentary called The Revolution Trap. Michael Moore, Glen Beck. Sarah Palin. Jesse Ventura. Ron Paul. Alex Jones. David dIcke. Naomi Wolf. Are these celebrity activists leading us or misleading us into a revolution trap? Who are they? What are they selling? Which ones can you trust? Which ones are “insiders”?
This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life.
В этом фильме вы услышите рассказ специалиста в области компьютерных технологий – Владимира Медведева, который в течение последних 20 лет был в эпицентре разработок и внедрения электронного правительства в США и России, являлся экспертом программ электронного государства.
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Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible is an American documentary television series on Science. The series is hosted by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and is based on his book Physics of the Impossible. In each episode, Dr. Kaku addresses a technological concept from science fiction and designs his own theoretical version of the technology using currently-known science.
1 How to Explore the Universe
2 How to Travel to a Parallel Universe
3 How to Blow Up a Planet
4 How to Teleport
5 How to Become Invisible
6 How to Travel Through Time
7 How to Build a Starship
8 How to Build a Light Sabe
9 How to Build a Sci Fi Robot
10 How to Become a Superhero
11 How to Build a Flying Saucer
12 How to Build a Force Field
В основу фильма положены мифы древних перуанцев, воссозданные советским учёным-этнографом Юрием Берёзкиным по рисункам индейцев мочика. Действие происходит 1500 лет назад.
The collaboration between pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto and electronic music wizard Alva Noto often yields beautiful sounds that defy categorization: not quite classical, not quite electronic, but living in some sort of meditative middle ground.
Binney, one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in the history of the National Security Agency, resigned in 2001. He claimed he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the Constitution, such as how the FBI engages in widespread and pervasive surveillance through powerful devices called “Naris.” The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this information against anyone.
Vilnis Bušmanis, kurš pabijis augstās ASV aprindās, vēlāk ieslodzīts un spīdzināts, stāsta par piedzīvoto un dalās informācijā par pasaules politiku, par čekas maisiem, par to, kas patiesībā pie varas Latvijā, par Rietumvalstu nodomiem uz Latviju vest savus “kodolmēslus”. Tika ievietots mikroviļņu kamerā, kā rezultātā saņēma ādas apdegumus un zaudēja redzi. Ar draugu palīdzību viņš tika no šīs elles izpestīts, bet ar noteikumu, ka jāatstāj ASV.
1 Is There Life After Death?
In the premiere episode of the second season, Morgan Freeman dives deep into this provocative question that has mystified humans since the beginning of time. Modern physics and neuroscience are venturing into this once hallowed ground, and radically changing our ideas of life after death. Freeman serves as host to this polarized debate, where scientists and spiritualist attempt to define “what is consciousness”, while cutting edge quantum mechanics could provide the answer to what happens when we die.
2 Is There an Edge to the Universe?
It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can’t actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?
3 Does Time Really Exist?
It is a question that has vexed philosophers and scientists for centuries; ‘Does Time Really Exist?’ Exactly how is our past, present, and future connected by that arrow of cause and effect that we call Time? Is time simply another dimension, just like the dimensions of space we know? Can you run time backwards just as easily as it runs forward, just as left-to-right can swap for right-to-left? If other universes exist, then what is time like in them: could their Time be different from ours? And we’ll probe the biggest question about time: Is our future determined? Do we exercise free will? Or, is time merely a dream?
4 Are There More than Three Dimensions?
We move and live in three dimensions: length, width, and height. However, Einstein revealed what was once unimaginable: time is actually a dimension and linked with space itself. To reconcile the massive cosmic and minuscule quantum worlds, physicists are realizing four dimensions may not be enough. They’re unraveling up to eleven dimensions. How could this be true? Where could these dimensions be?
5 Is There a Sixth Sense?
Can we perceive objects and events beyond the world detected by our five senses? The true limits of our human brain remain a scientific mystery. New studies in neuroscience are showing that our minds can really detect events and objects that our conscious selves know nothing about. Can we predict events in the future? Is there such a thing as a global consciousness? Could physical laws on the cusp of being discovered be at the root of all this?
6 How Does the Universe Work?
It was Einstein’s famous unfinished project – to find one law that unites all of physics, and explain everything in the universe. It’s still an unfinished project, and today hundreds of physicists from CERN to NASA to the Ivory Towers around the world are struggling to find this holy grail of science. Is there one theory, one equation that governs every single event in our universe? An overarching structure to reality? This episode of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE attempts to journey into an understanding what the universe is made of, and how we got here.
7 Can We Travel Faster than Light?
It’s called the speed limit of the universe. Einstein blew all of our minds when he worked out the Theory of Relativity, and showed that space and time were malleable substances. He also theorized that we as humans can never travel faster than the speed of light, which leaves the stars and other galaxies almost impossibly out of our reach. But the dreams of Star Wars and Star Trek are not dead. In fact, there could be ways to travel faster than the speed of light – and some of them are already being tested in labs around the world.
8 Can We Live Forever?
Medical advances have doubled human life expectancy in past centuries. But can humans ever beat death altogether? Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years? Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable? This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of ‘eternity’ as it relates to human lifespan.
9 What Do Aliens Look Like?
Science fiction writers have always had their little green men. But these humanoid aliens were based soundly on Earth-based life, not any extra terrestrial evidence. Today, we’ve discovered hundreds of planets around other stars. As we learn what some of these alternative Earths might look like, science and imagination have allowed us to use real science to imagine the biology of their inhabitants. Will they have two eyes? Two legs? What color will their skin be? Which species on Earth can give us clues about likely biology of aliens? And what can we learn from how life on Earth developed to help us understand what ET really looks like?
10 Are There Parallel Universes?
Beyond the faintest Star; at the bottom of a Black-Hole; or hidden in higher-dimensions, ground-breaking science now suggests that there might be more than one version of reality. Are there parallel Universes? Is there more than one of you? We could all be living multiple parallel lives. Because as scientists explore the outer reaches of physics of the cosmos, they are beginning to believe that parallel universes do exist, and that they might determine the fate of humanity.
Hip house, also known as house rap, is a musical genre that mixes elements of house music and hip-hop. The style rose to prominence during the 1980s in New York and Chicago.
American documentary film produced by attorney Patrick S. J. Carmack and directed and narrated by William T. “Bill” Still. It discusses the concepts of money, debt and taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward. It covers the history of fractional-reserve banking, central banking, monetary policy, the bond market, and the Federal Reserve System in the United States.
Making Noise is a short experimental documentary about noise music. The film takes a look at a small selection of noise music composers in the Seattle area, and through a series of traditional and abstract interviews provides insight about their work and important influences.
From the 1920s to the 1930s the Soviet regime ordered the production of dozens of animated propaganda films. Their target audience was the Soviet Union itself and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. While many of these films are sharply anti-American anti-Capitalist and anti-Fascist they combine with their harsh political themes a striking originality and beauty in graphic design that is reminiscent of famous Russian poster art from the 1920s. The ambitious collection is divided into four parts, curated not simply by chronology but by recurring themes.
1. American Imperialists features 7 films from the Cold War era, depicting Westerners as money-hungry industrialists who inevitably collapse under the weight of their own greed.
2. Fascist Barbarians is a 17-film reaction to the Nazi invasion in the beginning of WWII. Here, the Nazis are dehumanized and frequently portrayed as undesirable animals — pigs, vultures, warthogs.
3. Capitalist Sharks is a 6-film assault on the bourgeoisie, weaving sci-fi narratives to envision dystopian scenarios for capitalists’ world domination.
4. Onward to the Shining Future: Communism features 11 films that romanticize the state and promise a utopian future of universal well-being.
Tony gives us a passionate rendition of why sound quality is import and how bad the sound of the 21st century really is.