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Will robots take most of our jobs in the next several years? The film depicts the changes in the economy, technology and human labour. With trends in automation and the rise in unemployment and homelessness, it is more imperative than ever that we work towards a Universal...
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to...
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents. "Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?" is a question...
A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible everywhere.  Part 1 is an introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and...
Fight for our Future has launched a "Reset The Net Campaign" for June 5th, 2014.
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the proposed merger by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Franken discusses the problems with the proposed merger and online privacy.
Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that's before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.
Hemp is a misunderstood plant with compelling benefits for healthy homes, food, farmers, job creation and our environment. Industrial hemp is non-psychoactive and grown in thirty other nations but currently U.S. farmers are prohibited from this economic opportunity.
"State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime.
Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees
Abby Martin speaks with comedian and host of Lee Camp's Moment of Clarity web series, Lee Camp, going over several mind blowing technologies, including remote control cockroaches and a real invisibility cloak. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby...
Soon after the destruction of typhoon Yolanda last November 2013, industrial designer Joshua Doolittle came to the Philippines to promote bamboo as a post-disaster rebuild strategy. Along with the help of willing locals, Doolittle designed and built an impressively simple...
Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald's report regarding the intelligence community's use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Please take the time to read the full, unedited essay available here: http://deoxy.org/endwork.htm Please consider donating to this and...
The chances are you never met Aaron Swartz, the man/social justice fighter/Internet genius, but he fought for you — yes, you, sitting there in front of your computer screen or phone — for a free and open Internet. Aaron fought tirelessly against dangerous Internet bills...
Who rules the web, in whose interests and with what consequences? How free are we really to access content? Or to have privacy? What human rights are compromised when the inherent democratic structure of the Internet is under attack? And who guarantees every citizen's right...
Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and...
This is a general overview of how to built a 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit the Simple Solar...
Confused about the NSA revelations? Do you wonder how this affects you? Why spies have been monitoring Facebook, Gmail and Skype? And even if we are being watched online, how does that affect what we do online? These are some of the questions raised by this short...
Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willworkforfree For information on RBE(Resource-Based Economy)...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms. For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit...
Designing Healthy Communities is a 4 part series and companion book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions. Many of today’s...
Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools.
48% of all CO2 generated and energy consumed in the U.S. is from the construction and operation of buildings. Most climate scientists agree that CO2 emissions must be reduced 80% by 2050 to help stabilize the earth’s climate. Passive House is a new building standard for...
A case study of the proposed ban on violent pornography in Iceland. Submitted as minor thesis for the MSc Equality Studies in the School of Social Justice, UCD. The thesis question is to determine if the threat to internet freedom is warranted in Iceland's efforts to ban...
I am guilty of this, so seeing this made me sad. I'm going to try to change my habits — for my family, my friends, and myself. How about you? - Kim Hohman
Abby Martin talks in depth about the curious case of Barrett Brown, the hacktivist/journalist who is facing 105 years in prison for posting a link.
THE SPARK is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable community. Can two men driven by determination overcome global challenges to change the world? Share and like, if...
Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired Surviving Progress, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by...
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a...
Matt calls himself a designer and in three, extraordinarily compact minutes he explains the various levels of what "design" actually means. Hsiao-Yen Jones constructs a striking, visually layered representation of Matt's explanation and makes connections to the inner and...
In this episode, Peter Joseph investigates the nature of War and human conflict; the White House declares War On Nature itself; a french chef prepares an international delicacy for the kids; Louie the Logic Gremlin returns to piss everyone off and our Man on the Street gets...
"We live in the feudalism era of the digital age" Why does copyright exist? Who is actually affected by piracy? Why do we feel like criminals when we go online? Culture has become collaborative and creativity defines the new generation. We have something very important to...
The film deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology is...
The brilliant naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus, reminds us that our prime directive as living beings is to seek to create conditions conducive to life. What are Nature's 100 Best...
Do you often ask yourself if the future is getting better?! Well, Peter Diamandis is one of those people who believe that not only is it getting better all the time but also that it is happening at a truly extraordinary pace. Want to find out more about Peter argument? Check...
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an...
In January 2012, two controversial pieces of legislation were making their way through the US Congress. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, were meant to crack down on the illegal sharing of digital media. The bills were drafted...
This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people...
This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous...
Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. "The Next Industrial Revolution" tells the story of architect William McDonough's and chemist Michael Braungart's work to redesign...
Part 1: Where are we now?Part 2: Where are we going?Part 3: Social Pathology? Part 4: A 20 minute Intro to a Resource/Earth-Based EconomyPart 5: A 10 minute Intro to a Resource/Earth-Based Economy
I Lost My Job is a short documentary film which sets out to explore the phenomenon which is affecting and due to affect many people's lives - namely, technological unemployment. The documentary also examines what we can do about it as a society through the analysis of a...
This was a live March 21st, 2011 TEDx [Portugal] talk by Peter Joseph called: "An Introduction to a Resource-Based Economy."
By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance.  In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the...
Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, addresses Occupy Wall St, offering thoughts on the Media, Violence & Solutions going forward. Please share. The Revolution is Now. 
A series of BBC films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.  The series argues this has affected a wide spectrum of human...
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. It is a sprawling film, shot on location...
Sprawling From Grace is a documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl. It illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop our nation’s cities. It communicates the dangers of continuing to invest in the inefficient...