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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth | R. Buckminster Fuller
Published: 1969
Format: PDF

Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth is a short book by R. Buckminster Fuller, first published in 1968, following an address with a similar title given to the 50th annual convention of the American Planners Association in the Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., on 16 October 1967.

The book relates Earth to a spaceship flying through space. The spaceship has a finite amount of resources and cannot be resupplied.

Original Source: http://designsciencelab.com/resources/OperatingManual_BF.pdf
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How poor people survive in the USA | DW Documentary, YouTube

Homelessness, hunger and shame: poverty is rampant in the richest country in the world. Over 40 million people in the United States live below the poverty line, twice as many as it was fifty years ago. It can happen very quickly.

Published: November 27, 2019
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Original Source: https://invidio.us/watch?v=JHDkALRz5Rk&t=6s
"I’m now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income."
—Martin Luther King Jr.

“Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community” (1967) - Book

Original Source: https://www.uni-five.com/upload/doc/82818file.pdf
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Krystal Ball: Suspend capitalism NOW, and do not resuscitate | The Hill, YouTube

Krystal Ball describes how the capitalism fairy tale has been exposed by the coronavirus crisis.

Published: March 23, 2020
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Original Source: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=ZF3fb5i9D6U
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Plastic Wars (full film) | FRONTLINE | FRONTLINE PBS | Official, YouTube

Despite efforts spreading across America to reduce the use of plastic and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, the plastics industry is rapidly scaling up new production and promoting a familiar solution: recycling. But it’s estimated that no more than 10% of plastic produced has ever been recycled. The documentary “Plastic Wars,” from FRONTLINE and NPR, reveals how plastic makers for decades have publicly promoted recycling, despite privately expressing doubts that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable.

Published: March 31, 2020
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Original Source: https://invidio.us/watch?v=-dk3NOEgX7o
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Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Episode 1) | Cosmos Studios, National Geographic

An adventure spanning billions of years into the evolution of life and consciousness. A visit to a 100,000-year-old laboratory. The story of the change in life-style that radically altered human existence and the life of the heretic who found god in the book of nature, opening our way to the stars. The series is a follow-up to the 2014 television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which followed the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series presented by Carl Sagan on PBS in 1980.

"I think... during the conceiving of it, the writing of it with Brannon Braga... I was moved by a greater sense of urgency. I don’t have to spell out to you... why that was, because we’re all painfully aware of it."
— Ann Druyan

Published: March 9, 2020
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Original Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/shows/cosmos-possible-worlds
“We have a civilization based on science and technology. And we've cleverly arranged things, so that almost nobody understands science and technology. Now that is as clear a prescription for disaster as you can imagine. It's a combustible mixture of ignorance and power.”
― Carl Sagan, 1995

Source: https://archive.org/details/B-001-001-709/page/n17/mode/2up
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other counties; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority, when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good or what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”
— Carl Sagan, 1995

Can we have a Trillion People on Earth? | Isaac Arthur
Published: March 15, 2020

Could Earth be home to a trillion people, or even more? We'll explore if we can do this with current technology, what future technologies would help, and what such a planet-wide city, an Ecumenopolis, might be like.

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Original Source: https://invidio.us/watch?v=8lJJ_QqIVnc
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Morocco- Lighting up the Sky | Climate Investment Funds, YouTube

As of 2020, the Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Plant in Morocco is the largest solar complex in the world.

Published: January 30, 2019
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Original Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-x8tm6I6ZM
2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm

“Plenty’s climate-controlled indoor farm has rows of plants growing vertically, hung from the ceiling. There are sun-mimicking LED lights shining on them, robots that move them around, and artificial intelligence (AI) managing all the variables of water, temperature, and light, and continually learning and optimizing how to grow bigger, faster, better crops. These... features ensure every plant grows perfectly year-round. The conditions are so good that the farm produces 400 times more food per acre than an outdoor flat farm.”

Source: https://www.intelligentliving.co/vertical-farm-out-produces-flat-farm/
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How China Broke the World's Recycling | Wendover Productions | YouTube

"[...] The recycling problem is not a technical one. Actually performing the process of taking what's disposed of by consumers, sorting it, and melting it down into new raw materials, is easy. [...]"

Published: Dec 16, 2020
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Original Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXRtNwUju5g
2021 Will Be the Year of Guaranteed Income Experiments

"Fueled by a growing group of city leaders, philanthropists and nonprofit organizations, 2021 will see an explosion of guaranteed income pilot programs in U.S. cities. At least 11 direct-cash experiments will be in effect this year, from Pittsburgh to Compton. Another 20 mayors have said they may launch such pilots in the future, with several cities taking initial legislative steps to implement them."

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-04/guaranteed-income-gains-popularity-after-covid-19
"In All Seriousness" Podcast #3 "UBI" [ The Zeitgeist Movement ]

Published: October 14, 2017
Duration: 1hr 15min
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Original Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMO78A7YJU
4 Day Workweek Boosted Workers' Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

"Workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk... working four days a week, enjoying a three-day weekend — and getting their normal, five-day paycheck. The result, the company says, was a productivity boost of 40%."

Source: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/776163853/microsoft-japan-says-4-day-workweek-boosted-workers-productivity-by-40
Japan proposes four-day working week to improve work-life balance:

The Japanese government has just unveiled its annual economic policy guidelines, which include new recommendations that companies permit their staff to opt to work four days a week instead of the typical five.

Source: https://www.dw.com/en/japan-work-life-balance/a-57989053