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A place to share documentaries, which I have found interesting.

Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018


“Becoming immortal is now at hands reach, thanks to the latest technological innovations. Would you want to become immortal, even if that means preserving your severed head in a cryogenic tank? If aging is considered as a disease, then the cure is immortality. This is not a Black Mirror episode, this is VPRO Backlight: Becoming immortal.

Original title: De Onsterfelijken

Is eternal life reserved only for the rich or the lunatics of the earth? Silicon Valley is fascinated with the concept of overcoming death and rejuvenation. Billions are invested in becoming immortal. The idea is that when aging is considered as a disease, we can also develop a cure for dying and modify the natural lifecycle thanks to age reversing or anti aging therapy.

A tight community of scientists and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley bear an enormous source of daring capital, like Aubrey de Grey says: ““If you’re not pissing everybody off in this life, then you’re probably not making much of a difference”.
This community is also firmly convinced that our DNA can be cracked in what would becalled: The code of mortality, allowing us all to become immortal.

And if becoming immortal does not happen within their own life span, then it will certainly happen in the following years. Therefore many a millionaire has his own personal cryogenic tank ready for cryopreservation so they can be brought back to life after death. Whether it will be in material form or in the form of a software program (digital immortality) or as nanobots remains to be seen.

Some can not wait that long and use themselves as guinea pigs. All of them hope to become immortal.
The science in the field of life extension is a booming business. The question remains whether everyone can benefit from this groundbreaking knowledge and become immortal.

With: Aubrey de Grey (Scientist), Liz Parrish (Bioviva), Darren Moore (Millionaire) and Kathleen Ann Goonan (Science-fiction writer), Linda Chamberlain (Alcor).
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018.
© VPRO Backlight March 2018

On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series.
VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments.

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The Horse Boy (2009) Full Movie!…


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Date: April 22, 2018

01) The Horse Boy (2009) Full Movie!


“An autistic pre-adolescent prone to tearful outbursts, Rowan Isaacson rarely talks to family members, but he seems to have a special bond with horses. Frustrated that Rowan isn’t responding to traditional treatment methods, his parents take him on a journey from their home in Texas to a shaman’s hillside abode in Mongolia. This documentary depicts how Rowan responds to the shaman’s unusual combination of healing ceremonies and horseback riding.”

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A Class Divided (1985) Documentary!…


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Date: April 09, 2018

01) A Class Divided (1985) Documentary!


“PSYCHOLOGY – 53 MIN — Mrs.Jane Elliott divided her all white third grade Riceville Iowa class by eye color — those with blue eyes and those with brown. On the first day, the blue-eyed children were told they were smarter, nicer, neater, and better than those with brown eyes.

Throughout the day, Elliott praised them and allowed them privileges such as a taking a longer recess and being first in the lunch line. In contrast, the brown-eyed children had to wear collars around their necks and their behavior and performance were criticized and ridiculed by Elliott.

On the second day, the roles were reversed and the blue-eyed children were made to feel inferior while the brown eyes were designated the dominant group. What happened over the course of the unique two-day exercise astonished both students and teacher.

On both days, children who were designated as inferior took on the look and behavior of genuinely inferior students, performing poorly on tests and other work.”

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The Story of Castle Rushen: One of Europe’s best-preserved Medieval Castle…


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Date: March 28, 2018

01) The Story of Castle Rushen: One of Europe’s best-preserved Medieval Castle


“Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man is one of the best preserved medieval castles anywhere in Europe.
It was started by the last of the Manx Viking Kings in the 13th century and since then it has witnessed extraordinary events and been lived in by some extraordinary people.
Presenter Charles Guard discovers its history, learns how it worked as a defensive building and tells the story of some of its more colourful characters.

Produced by Culture Vannin.
Culture Vannin exists to promote and support all aspects of culture in the Isle of Man. We develop innovative, inclusive and exciting projects that promote and support all aspects of Manx culture.

Website:
https://www.culturevannin.im/

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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy…


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Date: March 05, 2018

01) The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy


“The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system.

A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things embedded across society and the environment.

This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. But with climate change now ravaging the planet, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift.

To learn more visit:

https://impact.vice.com/en_us/topic/the-third-industrial-revolution

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Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century!…


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Date: February 10, 2018

01) Human Resources: Social Engineering In The 20th Century!


“Good Quality! Documentary! 2010! Explore the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviourism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.”

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Ruby Ridge – PBS American Experience [2017]…


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Date: January 24, 2018

01) Ruby Ridge – PBS American Experience


“PBS American Experience is Documentary on American history consistently among the best shows on television. Episode is Ruby Ridge.”

I used to listen to Bo Gritz…back in the mid nineties, on shortwave radio…It was during that early transitional phase, I sometimes talk about…where I left organized religion, but still identified as Christian…

…I don’t know that I’d say I was searching for something different…so much as I was astonished and intrigued, at what all I was encountering [and finding it somewhat exotic, listening to native news/broadcasts, from other countries/communities I’d never before heard from].

Bo talked about Ruby Ridge, quite a bit…and I know it had a profound impact on him…

I’m glad it was a passing phase.

I had read somewhere, in passing, that Bo attempted suicide…Apparently, he survived.

Ruby Ridge is a prime example, of just how wrong a stupidly handled situation can go…

…And I don’t like so much to draw this comparison…But it’s been in the back of my mind, over the years…that this exacts sort of thing can happen to MAP’s, just as easily…

I never knew what to believe, about the racist allegations…But, realizing what had happened…primarily at the hands of the U.S. government…

…I mean…jesus…They killed a young kid…They killed a mother, who was holding her young infant…

…This case has always had a strong impact on me, where it came to understanding what some people in the U.S. government are willing to do…how savage and ruthless, they are willing to allow things to get…

I’ve never been a survivalist, nor terrorist minded [obviously]…But taking stock of how the U.S. government has abused, tormented and killed so many…even of it’s own citizens…

…It’s easier to understand, what has gone into creating home grown terrorists.

The U.S. government, itself, holds no small part of this blame.

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Deep Space – The Largest Black Holes In The Universe…


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Date: October 20, 2017

01) Deep Space – The Largest Black Holes In The Universe


“A black hole is a region of the spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole.[2][3] The boundary of the region from which no escape is possible is called the event horizon. Although the event horizon has an enormous effect on the fate and circumstances of an object crossing it, no locally detectable features appear to be observed. In many ways, a black hole acts like an ideal black body, as it reflects no light. Moreover, quantum field theory in curved spacetime predicts that event horizons emit Hawking radiation, with the same spectrum as a black body of a temperature inversely proportional to its mass. This temperature is on the order of billionths of a Kelvin for black holes of stellar mass, making it essentially impossible to observe.”

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Physics – Are We Real?…


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Date: October 10, 2017

01) Physics – Are We Real?


“The holographic principle is a principle of string theories and a supposed property of quantum gravity that states that the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a lower-dimensional boundary to the region—preferably a light-like boundary like a gravitational horizon. First proposed by Gerard ‘t Hooft, it was given a precise string-theory interpretation by Leonard Susskind who combined his ideas with previous ones of ‘t Hooft and Charles Thorn. As pointed out by Raphael Bousso, Thorn observed in 1978 that string theory admits a lower-dimensional description in which gravity emerges from it in what would now be called a holographic way.”

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