“Believe in a more brilliant world.”
In May 2013, the ’Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age’ – futurist and self-proclaimed “wonder junkie" Jason Silva (TheAtlantic) (CBS) (Turning into gods), a Venezuelan-American performance philosopher, started a YouTube channel (184.073 subscribers – more than 9 million views) under the TestTube Network called "Shots of Awe”. Every week Silva uploads a short inspirational video (around 180 seconds), that explores some interesting topics about human condition, nature of creativity, life, philosophy, it’s evolution, and our technology focused society. Silva is somehow capable of leaving you with wonder, this probably because of his scripted/non scripted – ‘intelligent savvy fast talk’. Nevertheless he simply invigorates you and makes you think different about certain topics. And see the world with fresh new eyes. My personal favourites being: To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman – VIDEO, FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out – VIDEO, Awe – VIDEO, Existential Bummer – VIDEO, Social Media and Ambient Intimacy – VIDEO, The Hero’s Journey – VIDEO, The Remix Revolution – VIDEO, The Beginning of Infinity – VIDEO. Go here for HuffPost favourites. TestTube (get the free app) is an education and documentary internet series, and App channel network under Discovery Digital Networks. Silva also started with National Geographic’s Season four, of the Emmy-nominated series – BRAIN GAMES, which premiered Monday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. BRAIN GAMES aired internationally on National Geographic Channel (NGC) in 171 countries and 45 languages. Learn more here. Follow Silva through his Youtube Channel, App, Twitter and Facebook. Photo Credit: testtubenetwork. More: TED 2007 – E.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life – VIDEO + Books. “Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us… Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.”- E.O. Wilson. Enjoy! Share-to-care!