02/07/2012

Will we live forever on Earth?

Many scientists, including British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking and the late American astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan, have long been warning that it will be very difficult to avoid a disaster on Earth in the coming centuries or even years, so it is quite possible that the future of the human race must pass somewhere in the space.

Hawking thinks humanity ‘should not put all your eggs in one basket, or on the same planet’ and without hesitation supports serious research of life outside of our own, while Sagan argued that humans will eventually —doubtless— conquer elsewhere to live that we can not even imagine now, but also that those humans are very different from us. In this video he explains it in his own words.

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Los altos precios del combustible y el evidente declive energético son una llamada de atención que le hace tomar conciencia de que toda la producción de alimentos en el mundo se encuentra ante una encrucijada sin precedentes, por ser completamente dependiente de los combustibles fósiles. La realizadora-agricultora registra con su cámara las diferentes visiones de reconocidos investigadores, permacultores y pioneros, que coinciden en señalar a la propia Naturaleza como la que brinda las claves para la agricultura del futuro.A true story told in the first person by the protagonist, Rebecca Hosking, who thinks to return to his native Devon to take on the old family farm. From his professional perspective documentary filmmaker on wildlife, wonders how to transform the agricultural settlement of his parents, located in the south of England, on a farm of low energy level for a near future in which fuel fossil will become increasingly scarce. Rebecca takes the challenge and be part of the next generation of farmers, a generation that will face a very different scenario from today to survive and continue to produce. The high prices of fuel and the evident energetic decline are a warning that makes him aware that all food production in the world is at a crossroads unprecedented, being completely dependent on fossil fuels. The director-farmer with his camera recorded the different views of renowned researchers, permacultures and pioneers, who agree in pointing to Nature itself as providing the keys to future agriculture." 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Experto en sostenibilidad energética y crecimiento económico, Marcel Coderch es ingeniero de telecomunicaciones por la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya y doctor en ingeniería eléctrica y ciencias informáticas por el MIT —Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts—. Actualmente es profesor en la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya y en la Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, y desde el año 2006 vicepresidente de la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Telecomunicaciones, organismo público e independiente que regula los mercados españoles de comunicaciones electrónicas y de servicios audiovisuales.'The future will be sustainable or it won’t be'. Energy sustainability and economic growth expert, Marcel Coderch is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT —Massachussetts Institute of Technology—. He currently teaches at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and since 2006 vice president of the CMT —National Commission of the Telecommunications Market—, an independent public agency which regulates the Spanish markets for electronic communications and audiovisual services." 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Este vídeo reflexiona acerca de la condición humana y de cómo nos vemos a nosotros mismos en relación a los gorilas, las ballenas, los leopardos o las moscas. Realizado por Temujin Doran, está basado en la obra del filósofo político y profesor de Pensamiento Europeo en la London School of Economics John Gray, especialmente en su libro 'Perros de paja' (Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals), publicado en 2002 y que supone un claro ataque al humanismo y al antropocentrismo, puntos de vista que, según el autor, tienen su origen en la ideología religiosa. Gray ve la voluntad como una ilusión, describe a la Humanidad como una especie voraz y devastadora que aniquila otras formas de vida y destruye su entorno natural, y propone revisar los conceptos de progreso, condición humana y naturaleza humana.Are we human beings very different from other animals? This video reflects on the human condition and how we see ourselves in relation to gorillas, whales, leopards or flies. Made by Temujin Doran, it is based on the work of political philosopher and professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics John Gray, specially on his book 'Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals', published in 2002, which is a clear attack to humanism and anthropocentrism, views, according to the author, which are rooted in religious ideology. Gray sees will as an illusion, describes humanity as a ravenous and devastating kind that kills other life and destroys their natural environment, and proposes to revise the concepts of progress, human condition and human nature." 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No es que tal insensatez sea un fenómeno muy común entre los visitantes de la reserva, pero creo que en algún grado la desconexión general del ser humano con el medio biológico en el cual ha evolucionado le ha hecho perder un saber instintivo cuyo vacío ha sido ocupado por una estúpida visión paternalista hacia la naturaleza. Hasta los documentales emitidos por televisión sobre los animales tienen que montarse describiendo un pequeño argumento con final feliz para el destino del animal, que no hieran el bienestar moral del espectador. W_deleonesyhombres Da qué pensar esta poca identificación entre el hombre y la naturaleza. En Girona, alguien que sufrió una fuerte indigestión denunció al ayuntamiento por dejar crecer en un parque público el tipo de setas no comestibles que ingirió. El ayuntamiento tuvo que erradicarlas de sus parques. La domesticación deliberada de la naturaleza por el hombre oculta que integramos un sistema orgánico en el que el buen funcionamiento de una de sus células se corresponde con el buen funcionamiento de células de distintas clases, que son las que permiten a ésta optimizar su potencial. Recíprocamente ésta es la que con su buen funcionamiento facilita a su alrededor que el sistema prosiga reproduciéndose con estabilidad. Nuestras especiales facultades no deberían pervertirse con la desconsideración hacia otras especies vivas, extinguiéndolas o 'humanizándolas', pues son éstas las que despiertan en nuestro cuerpo el saber instintivo y vegetativo sobre el que nuestra cognición debe asentarse para poder navegar hacia su plenitud. La perversión del sistema, o enfermedad, se evidencia cuando destruimos a nuestro alrededor las manifestaciones naturales de la vida que nos protegen psíquicamente del adormecimiento mental, del cual se aprovechan los mandatarios para infundirnos esta falsa seguridad institucional que llevó al pobre desgraciado a creer que podía fotografiar al animal salvaje 'respetuoso' con los turistas que han hecho el costoso viaje hasta ahí.Not long ago, I read shocked that a person died devoured by a lion in front of their family, who watched the show terrified in the same car that the person had abandoned for photographing the animal. This folly is not very common phenomenon among visitors to the reserve, but I think to some degree the general disconnect between human beings and the biological environment in which it has evolved, has made him lose an instinctive knowledge whose vacuum has been filled for a stupid paternalistic view toward nature. Even on television documentaries about animals must be mounted describing a small argument with happy fate for the animal, which does not hurt the moral well-being of the viewer. W_deleonesyhombres Invites reflection this little identification between man and nature. In Girona, someone who suffered severe indigestion denounced the council for letting grow into a public park inedible mushrooms. The council of City Hall had to eradicate its parks this mushrooms. The deliberate domestication of nature by humans, hides that integrate an organic system in which the proper functioning of your cells corresponds to the proper functioning of cells of different types, which are those that allow it to optimize its potential. Reciprocally with their efficient operation, facilitates around the system continues playing with stability. Our special faculties should not be perverted with disregard the other species, extinguishing or humanizing species, because they are the responsible of awaken in our body the knowledge of our instinctive and vegetative body, the place where our cognition needs settle to sail to fullness. The perversion of the system, or disease, is evident when we destroy around our natural manifestations of life that protect us psychically mental numbness, which the rulers exploit to infuse this false institutional security that led to the unfortunate man to believe that he could photograph the wild animal 'friendly' with tourists who have made the expensive trip up there." 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