Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.
The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.
Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs
Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto
Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours
Thank you so much to the amazing vimeo community who supported this piece and allowed me to use their footage.
Special footage credits:
CREDITS FOR FOUND FOOTAGE AND SPEECHES (in order of apperance)
“Abundance is our Future” TED talk by Peter Diamandis ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
“Hawaii’s Clouds” by Michael Marantz - vimeo.com/40250952
“Slow it Down” by Sacha Powell - vimeo.com/35668241
President Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster - youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM
“Earth” by Michael König - vimeo.com/32001208
“Solar Roadways” - vimeo.com/40095422
“Solar Powered EV Parking” - vimeo.com/17408340
Planetory Resources Video - youtube.com/watch?v=7fYYPN0BdBw
Neil DeGrasse Tyson address Congress - youtube.com/watch?v=Xhc25v0DpJc
“Holi” by Variable - vimeo.com/40123818
Jason Silva at the Economist Ideas Conference 2012 - vimeo.com/40464684
Honda “Asimo” - youtube.com/watch?v=LuymCZL5aWM
“Look at Me” by Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/8455331
“462 in the Speed Demon” - youtube.com/watch?v=Le6aCV_CRvQ
2005 Stanford Commencement Address by Steve Jobs - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
“Experience Human Flight” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/22428395
“Experience Zero Gravity” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/29017795
“Lost in Tokyo” by Mark Bramley - vimeo.com/34447797
“29 year old hearing for the first time” - youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA
“Building something Big in Lousville” by GE - youtube.com/watch?v=BGljVE27vzU
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation - youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe - youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c
Self Driving Car Test by Google - youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
Apollo Saturn V Launch by Spacecraft Films - vimeo.com/4366695
Space X Launch of Falcon 9 - youtube.com/watch?v=4vkqBfv8OMM
Dragon Capsule with ISS - youtube.com/watch?v=ccNJDwJNngQ
“Dublin’s People” by Phillip Bloom - vimeo.com/6475938
Permission to use footage received when possible.
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This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". I have edited his words to tell this short narrative.
I took the time lapse images in Mexico and Utah.
The piano is self-composed. If you are interested in purchasing the instrumental song, you can do it here:
Everything in this video is created by myself except for the words of Carl Sagan.
I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again.
I would just like to thank everyone for all of your kind words. I feel humbled by all of your comments and privileged that I can be part of such a creative community.
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Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. sat down with Elon Musk on April 5, 2011 for the Stimson Center's sixth Chairman's Forum. During this discussion, Bloomfield asked Musk about a range of space sector and space security topics.# vimeo.com/22025000 Uploaded 1,375 Plays 11 Likes 0 Comments
Video from a Live Talks Business Forum held March 8, 2012, at The City Club on Bunker Hill.
Peter H. Diamandis,
Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation,
co-founder and Chairman of Singularity University,
and the founder of more than a dozen high tech companies
ABUNDANCE: Why the Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think
Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and Chairman of Singularity University and the founder of more than a dozen high tech companies. Diamandis has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. The Foundation addresses the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital.
As the world’s population expands past seven billion, pessimists paint an ever bleaker picture of a resource scarce future where the gap between rich and poor will grow increasingly large. Arguing that quite the opposite is true, in his book, ABUNDANCE: Why the Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think, Diamandis has a boldly contrarian and optimistic outlook for today’s cynical times. Tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler declare that “humanity is now entering a period of radical transformation where technology has the potential to significantly raise the basic standard of living for every man, woman and child on the planet. Within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services that were once reserved for the wealthy few to any and all who need them…Abundance for all is actually within our grasp.”
Three current forces, the authors argue, are leading our world toward abundance:
– A Do-It-Yourself (DIY) revolution of backyard tinkerers who are often outdoing governments with high-impact innovations in neuroscience, biology, genetics and robotics: Burt Rutan flew into space. Craig Venter beat the US government in the race to sequence the human genome.
– The second force is new sources of money from wealthy techno-philanthropists who are dedicating their fortunes to solving grand, abundance-related challenges. Bill Gates is crusading against malaria; Mark Zuckerberg is working to re-invent education; while Pierre and Pam Omidyar are focused on bringing electricity to developing world.
– Lastly, there are the poorest of the poor, the so-called “bottom billion,” who have finally been plugged into the global economy by the internet, micro-finance, and wireless communication.
Acting together, these three forces amplified by exponentially growing technologies, are transforming the unthinkable into the now actually possible: clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and ubiquitous energy for all.
Diamandis establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism. Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Eric Schmidt, Matt Ridley, Craig Venter, among many, many others. The grand challenge of our times can now be met.
His co-author, Steven Kotler, is an author and journalist. His books include A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His articles have appeared in more than 60 publications including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Discover, GQ, and National Geographic.# vimeo.com/44022935 Uploaded 296 Plays 2 Likes 0 Comments