1. RADICAL OPENNESS - An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by @JasonSilva at Therapy Studios.

    Presented at TEDGlobal 2012 - http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/26/exploring-openness-in-radical-video-jason-silva-at-tedglobal2012/

    Follow me on Twitter: @JasonSilva | https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    More of Jason's videos: VIMEO.com/JasonSilva

    Email: info@thisisjasonsilva.com

    Inspired by the ideas of TED, Chris Anderson, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Imaginary Foundation and many others.

    Dedicated to those who believe in IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!!

    Special thanks to BRUNO GIUSSANI, European Director, TED Conferences.

    Selected stock footage courtesy of Shutterstock. Still images provided by The Imaginary Foundation.
    Music composed and performed by Bix Sigurdsson.

    More Videos:

    Beginning of Infinity - vimeo.com/29938326
    To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns - vimeo.com/34182381
    Imagination - vimeo.com/34902950
    Abundance - vimeo.com/34984088

    Jason Silva profiled in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/a-timothy-leary-for-the-viral-video-age/255691/

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  2. Track: HECQ "Enceladus" (with Skyence)
    Taken from HECQ's album "Enceladus" (adn149)
    Originally released by Ad Noiseam
    adnoiseam.net.

    "Consumed" is another self-initiated personal project that I've written, designed and animated.
    It's a 3D short film about a not so distant future, where extreme overpopulation has become a global crises. The population growth has reached a critical tipping point and there's food and water shortages all around the world. The story revolves around a "Food Replicator", or a so called molecular assembler, a device that can rearrange subatomic particles and guide chemical reactions with atomic precision. In an attempt to prevent mass starvation, this device is used to synthesize nutritions with the ability to self-replicate. But during the initial tests something goes wrong and out-of-control self-replicating compounds starts to spread, consuming all matter while building more copies of them selves.

    This is very similar to a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario called "Grey goo", a term coined by molecular nanotechnology pioneer Eric Drexler back in 1986. He illustrates exponential growth and the dangers of self-replication is his book "Engines of Creation":

    "Imagine a replicator floating in a bottle of chemicals, making copies of itself…the first replicator assembles a copy in one thousand seconds, the two replicators then build two more in the next thousand seconds, the four build another four, and the eight build another eight. At the end of ten hours, there are not thirty-six new replicators, but over 68 billion. In less than a day, they would weigh a ton; in less than two days, they would outweigh the Earth; in another four hours, they would exceed the mass of the Sun and all the planets combined — if the bottle of chemicals hadn't run dry long before."

    Well, obviously my scenario is all science fiction, since the required technologies to create this kind of self-replicating matter won't be invented until.. hmm.. no sooner than 2014?

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    There’s a short breakdown video here: andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/consumed/breakdown
    Create your own outbreak online, in real time with webGL. Check out Christian's awesome experiment: christianwannerstedt.com/consumed/

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