Big thanks to my homie Giadelphia for putting me onto this documentary, Surviving Progress. Here’s the IMDB description:
“Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired SURVIVING PROGRESS, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps” – alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn’t an evolutionary dead-end. ”
It’s streaming on Netflix, Martin Scorsese helped produce it and it features a wide-array of experts from Dr. Jane Goodall to population scientists and more talking about our waning future which is essential we get ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN.
I know it’s sunny, summer and you may not wanna think about these things, but shit is mad real! HUMANITY. Watch the trailer: