Zeitgeist: doped generations

here’s a movie worth watching, it’s called Zeitgeist and is over 2 hours long! It’s about the myths and creation of parallel realities by those who seek to control you and me. I also love the art direction of this film!

a short clip from the film, a footage used from “Network” 1976, as an appetizer:)

enjoy the film.

here’s a trailer to the sequel that will be out in october 2008:

Memes are replicators of consciousness?

Susan’s Blackmore’s fascinating talk about memes and temes (techno memes). She explains how memes work and survive (self replicating information) and after watching it i thought that this principle is similar to the way consciousness expands… i wrote about it a while ago in Big Bang Theory of Consciousness
So it seems like memes are replicators of consciousness. I will go along with that. 😉

http://www.ted.com Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology — and invents ways to keep itself alive

Israel to export Middle East crisis to Latin America?

Here’s what I just learned from one of the comments on Current TV in response to this article on BBC titled – Israel plans more settler homes ( from Sunday, 1 June 2008 ). The comment was left by Jubal as a response to my video that I posted on Current TV also as a response to that article. he wrote:

Israel has made a pact with Ecuador to relocate all the Israelis to their country should they be attacked. Ecuador signed a treaty with Israel to give them all the territory that they recover from Peru; should Ecuador be attacked by Peru again. Israel has vowed to defend Ecuador in exchange for vast amounts of land in the Amazon Rainforest. Ecuador agreed to help Israel if they are attacked.

now, regarding the pact between Israel and Ecuador – I think it’s NOT a wise idea because it relies on the same old strategy that had put Israel in trouble in the first place. using the war as an excuse to occupy other people’s land may have worked before, but almost certainly not in this century!

just imagine that it actually happens – Ecuador invites Israel to fight against Peru and Israel occupies Peruvian territory. that will be like importing Middle East crisis to Latin America. what a nightmare scenario! i am amazed that Israel repeatedly fails to learn the history lessons and I wouldn’t be surprised if this pact idea with Ecuador was initiated by Israel in the first place.

Jaguar trips on hallucinogenic plant

This is an interesting clip borrowed from the “Peculiar Potions” episode of BBC’s series “Weird Nature” – A Jaguar in the Peruvian rain forest eats Yage, a vine containing hallucinogenic chemical DMT, used by natives in a ritualistic ceremony involving Ayahuasca. This clip also shows Reindeer eating fly agaric (amanita) mushrooms. Natives used these mushrooms for their hallucinogenic properties as well, possibly explaining the Santa Clause myth.

Conscious design and sustainability

“I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary… In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.”
Phillippe Starck, via PSFK.
Here’s a great presentation of Phillippe ( at TED last year) in which he talks about consious approach in designing things:

love his vision!

I believe that in the future there will be less useless things produced, also companies that design short-life products, i.e. 1 time use razors or pens or napkins, etc – they will subside and eventually dissapear simply because these are contrary to sustainability. Lasting value is the future ethics of production and design.

Also there will be less cheap products on the market too and I guess that China (the leader on this market) will face the dilemma of re-inventing it’s business philosophy.

When? Shortly after 2012, perhaps ;).