Looking back to look forward
Humanity has gone beyond and even ignored unrealised limitations within developing societies everywhere. As we have evolved we have made arrogant and greedy demands on our environmental resources instead of sharing and nurturing those resources.
We need to review our codes of ethics and behaviour to deal with our over-burdened societies and over-achieving metropoles. So let’s look back and forth at our expanding and amplified perceptions, our ways of being and our overburdened belief systems.
Here we revisit past events and achievements, and compare those with looks into our potential futures. In doing so we may discover and examine more ethical and better ways of understanding and managing our collective process and progress.
Sci-Fi Short Film: “Hashtag” | DUST Exclusive
In a looming future where social media celebrities dominate our culture, “X” (Gigi Edgley) is the world’s supreme online icon—but how far must she go to hold on to her popularity?
Hashtag by Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani
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Nikola Tesla – Limitless Energy & the Pyramids of Egypt
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Tesla held over 300 patents and is responsible for inventing the laser, x-ray, radio, Tesla coil, Tesla turbine, neon signs, induction motor, remote control and many more. Tesla was a brilliant mind, but did not focus his energy on monetizing his inventions and had difficulty socializing. He died alone in a small hotel in New York. The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Correction: In the video I draw a line pointing to the middle pyramid as The Great Pyramid. The Great Pyramid is actually the northern most pyramid of the 3.
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The future was now at the 1939 World’s Fair
From the perspective of the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine what a marvel the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair would have been to its visitors. Still living in the heavy shadow of the stock market crash of 1929, the many people who flocked to the big exhibition found not only bounteous luxuries such as free Coca-Cola, but the unveiling of unthinkable new technologies that promised that a better world lay ahead. Using sparkling, rare, colour film footage – itself a brand-new technology at the time – the US director Amanda Murray mines the memories of several people who attended the New York World’s Fair in 1939.
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