The Resource Surviving progress, (electronic resource)

Surviving progress, (electronic resource)

Label
Surviving progress
Title
Surviving progress
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Based on the best-selling book A Short History of Progress, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, Craig Venter, Robert Wright, Michael Hudson, and Ronald Wright, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own. Leading critics of Wall Street, cognitive psychologists, and ecologists lay bare the consequences of progress-as-usual as the film travels around the world - from a burgeoning China to the disappearing rainforests of Brazil to a chimp research lab in New Iberia, Louisiana - to construct a shocking overview of the way our global economic system is eating away at our planet's resources and shackling entire populations with poverty. Providing an honest look at the risks and pitfalls of running 21st Century "software" (our accumulated knowledge) on 50,000-year-old "hardware" (our primate brains), Surviving Progress offers a challenge: to prove making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead end
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Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
Credits note
Directed by Mathieu Roy
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Margaret Atwood, Simon Johnson, Colin Beavan, Michael Hudson, Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Johnson, Simon
  • Beavan, Colin
  • Hudson, Michael
  • Goodall, Jane
  • Hawking, Stephen
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Documentary
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Surviving progress, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
|aMWT11043067
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11043067
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11043067
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Surviving progress, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
|aMWT11043067
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11043067
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11043067
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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