The Book of Man

 

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We don’t know where they came from. And we don’t know why they came. But we do know where they were going. And we finally know their objective.

 

Watch on Vimeo:

The Book of Man: Introduction

 

The Book of Man: Preface

 

The Book of Man: Enigma One

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Two

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Three

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Four

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Five

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Six

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Seven

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Eight

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Nine

 

The Book of Man: Enigma Ten

 

The Book of Man: Postscript

 

Anonymous – Web Warriors

 

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Enter the world of hackers and cyber sleuths.

The internet is touted as one of the most important inventions in the history of modern man, and like the discovery of the atom, its ability to benefit mankind is matched only by its potential to unleash massive destruction.

Web Warriors is a one-hour documentary that offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world’s newest and most vulnerable frontier: cyberspace. We enter the world of hackers like Mafia Boy – a 15 year old high school student who rose to infamy in 2000 by causing millions of dollars in damage after single-handedly shutting down internet giants – including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Dell, eTrade, and CNN.

 

 

Inside the Dark Web

 

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It’s hard to imagine we ever lived in a world without internet, yet it’s only been knocking around for twenty-five years now. It’s been expanding at an accelerating pace though, with everything from telephones, music, film, and television being redefined by it. In a very appropriate scheduling by the BBC considering all that’s gone on these last few days, this Horizon documentary looks at the concerns that have come from this vast expansion including the issues of surveillance.

The programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it’s leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes. We’ll also meet the World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

 

 

Holes in Heaven? HAARP and Advances in Tesla Technology

 

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“The late Carl Sagan said ‘We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We’ve also arranged things so that almost no one understands science or technology. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later, this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”

Are we making Holes in Heaven? HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a controversial high frequency radio transmitter, or “ioniospheric heater,” which is believed to be descended from the works of Nikola Tesla and is operated by the U.S. Navy/Air Force and Phillip Laboratories in remote Gakona, Alaska.

Using HAARP, the military can focus a billion-watt pulsed radio beam into our upper atmosphere, ostensibly for ionospheric research. This procedure will form extremely low frequency waves and send them back to the Earth, enhancing communications with submarines and allowing us to “see” into the Earth, detecting anything from oil reserves to underground missile silos.

However, several researchers claim HAARP poses many dangers, including blowing thirty-mile holes in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. They also warn of possible disruption of the subtle magnetic energies of our Earth and ourselves.

Holes in Heaven? is a prime example of grassroots filmmaking by producer Paula Randol-Smith and Emmy-winning director Wendy Robbins. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film, investigates HAARP, its history and implications, and examines the dangers and benefits of high and low frequencies and of electromagnetic technology.

 

 

The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom

 

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If one steps back and looks at what freedom actually means for us today, it’s a strange and limited kind of freedom. The West apparently fought the Cold War for “individual freedom”, yet it is still something our leaders continually promise to give us. Abroad, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the attempt to force “freedom” on to other people has led to bloody mayhem. This, in turn, has helped inspire terrorist attacks in Britain. In response, the government has dismantled long-standing laws that were designed to protect individual freedom…

 

Episode 1: F**k You Buddy

 

This first episode examines the rise of game theory during the Cold War and the way in which its mathematical models of human behaviour filtered into economic thought. The programme traces the development of game theory with particular reference to the work of John Nash, who constructed logically consistent and mathematically verifiable models, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Economics. He invented system games reflecting his beliefs about human behaviour, including one he called “Fuck You Buddy” (later published as “So Long Sucker”), in which the only way to win was to betray your playing partner. These games were internally coherent and worked correctly as long as the players obeyed the ground rules that they should behave selfishly and try to outwit their opponents. As the 1960s became the 1970s, the theories of a Scottish psychiatrist, R.D Laing, and the models of Nash began to converge, producing a widespread popular belief that the state (a surrogate family) was purely and simply a mechanism of social control which calculatedly kept power out of the hands of the public. This episode shows how this belief allowed economic models that left no room for altruism to look credible, and that this underpinned the free-market beliefs of Margaret Thatcher who sincerely believed that by dismantling as much of the British state as possible and placing former national institutions into the hands of public shareholders, a new form of social equilibrium would be reached. This was a return to Nash’s work, in which he proved mathematically that if everyone was pursuing their own interests, a stable, yet perpetually dynamic society could result. But as the mathematically modelled society is run on data—performance targets, quotas, statistics—it is these figures combined with the exaggerated belief that human selfishness will provide stability, that has created “the trap”.

 

 

Episode 2: The Lonely Robot

 

The second episode reiterates many of the ideas of the first, but develops the theme that drugs such as Prozac and lists of psychological symptoms which might indicate anxiety or depression are being used to normalise behaviour and make humans behave more predictably, like machines. This is not presented as a conspiracy, but as a logical although unpredicted outcome of market-driven self-diagnosis by check-lists based on normal symptoms of human emotion.

 

 

Episode 3: We Will Force You to Be Free

 

The final part in this series focuses on the concepts of positive and negative liberty introduced in the 1950s by Isaiah Berlin. The episode briefly explains how negative liberty could be defined as freedom from coercion and positive liberty as the opportunity to strive to fulfil one’s potential.