Screen Shot from Renault of Brazil's Cave of the Dragon Commercial

Amazing D&D Cartoon Inspired Commercial from Renault of Brazil!

Introduction Background Growing up I had always been a fan of fantasy and science fiction, but my first introduction to what would be come one of the most powerful influences in my life, role playing games, was the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the mid-1980’s (1983-1985). This cartoon is what inspired me to look for […]

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Picture of Earth as seen from Voyager I as it was leaving our solar system

Carl Sagan and His Famous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Speech

Introduction Background While watching a video or two from Neil deGrasse Tyson (one of which I recently posted: Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Keynote Speech for the 28th National Space Symposium (2012)) I saw a lecture from Carl Sagan in the sidebar, so I decided to give the original Cosmos narrator’s wisdom a spin. I was […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson giving keynote speech @ 28th National Space Symposium in 2012

Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Keynote Speech for the 28th National Space Symposium (2012)

Introduction I have just found this great video of an understandably irate Neil deGrasse Tyson (NdT) speaking the truth in this amazing video from 2012! The power of the innovation and inspiration gained from the NASA and our space program and its accomplishments is worth far more than the paltry 1 cent for each tax […]

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Oldest Rainforest on Earth - Daintree Rainforest in QLD, Australia

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Introduction For far too long has Humanity abused and violated the natural world causing irreparable harm which has resulted in the extinction of over 70% of the species that once roamed our planet as well as being the genesis for what may eventually lead to Humanity’s extinction – Climate Change. In developing my political platform […]

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The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being

Read: The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being

Introduction The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being(Pickett and Wilkinson, 2019) is an amazing book and is written as a follow up to their previous work Read: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (Pickett and Wilkinson, 2009) which was also an amazing read. I […]

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Cover for the book: The Spirit Level Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Read: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Introduction A fellow progressive friend of mine recommended that I read The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson, Kate Picket because it dealt with inequality and how it explains most of our societal problems which sounded very interesting. After tearing through it over the last day or so I just […]

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Election 2020

Progressive Candidates for 2020 Presidential Election

Introduction If you are not sure who are are some good potential candidates for the 2020 presidential election I will show you my current picks below. As painfully progressive as I am there are only 6 candidates that really matter to me. There are only 2 that will be viable candidates for the primary and […]

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Aerial of a full city (TVP)

Some Technical Steps Towards Implementing a Global Resource Based Economy

Introduction What is a Resource Based Economy? If you have no idea what a Resource Based Economy is or why we need one then you will want to check out my post the Cancer of Capitalism. I also have several other posts written on that topic which I will list below. Please take the time […]

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Types of Advanced Civilizations (Futurism)

The Kardashev Scale of Civilizations

I am going to introduce you to an interesting idea proposed by Kardashev called the Kardashev Scale. Here is a quote from science fiction and fantasy writer Veronica Sicoe which has a great introduction to this concept:

In 1964, Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev figured that civilizations can be categorized by the total amount of energy available to them. He defined three levels of civilizations based on their capacity to harness and use power. These have since been expanded by another four (in light of the increasingly wild speculations spawned by marrying mathematics and theoretical physics).

The Kardashev Scale, as it is called, now lists 7 levels of civilizations based on their power consumption, and implicitly on their technological advancement and extension.

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Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur!

My next post The Kardashev Scale of Civilizations is coming out on Friday (2019 Mar 22) and, as a part of that research, I have be gifted with discovering an awesomely educational YouTube channel titled Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA) where he discusses so very many different technical topics dealing with primarily with the science of space and other related technologies. In my above mentioned Kardashev Scale post I reference quite a few of his videos to help people understand not only the Scale itself, but also to be introduced to other interesting related topics

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