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The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog

The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog
After a long summer of renovations, the Institute for Resource-Based Economy (IRBE) is proud to announce the opening of a Tool Library in Toronto! A Tool Library is like a library, but rather than books, it lends tools and machines to design or repair items. This approach lowers the unnecessary consumption of tools, such as a drill that is used a few hours in a year, reduces the consumption of resources to build them, saves on shipping and transport, and spreads the collaborative philosophy and thriftiness. With a small annual subscription (from $50 to $100) members can take advantage of the full range of tools. These subscriptions can also be deducted through free hours of volunteer work. The Tool Library contains many courses that teach a variety of skills, such as how to build a 3D printer, how to assemble a PC, how to install Linux, etc.

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TZM Frequently Asked Questions (1) What is The Zeitgeist Movement? The Zeitgeist Movement is an explicitly non-violent, global sustainability advocacy group currently working in over 1000 Regional Chapters across 70 countries. The basic structure of The Movement consists of Chapters, Teams, Projects & Events. Starting Over In his famous , Richard Feynman presented this interesting speculation: Fascinated by Feynman’s question, Seed put a similar one to a number of leading thinkers: “Imagine—much as Feynman asked his audience—that in a mission to change everyone’s thinking about the world, you can take only one lesson from your field as a guide. In a single statement, what would it be?” Dealing with the Overpopulation Myth To start off, as long as the market system is in place and profit is the main motivation to do anything, what I talk about won't happen (social entrepreneurs, fortunately, aren't profit-motivated, but that's a different discussion). However, assuming the infrastructure is in place to meet everyone's essential needs (food, water, shelter, healthcare) and essential luxuries (transportation, energy, education, communication), the population would cease to increase and may even begin to decrease [1] (nations with lower levels of poverty have fertility rates at or below replacement levels, while nations with greater levels of poverty have fertility rates well above replacement rates, strongly suggesting that guaranteeing everyone's basic needs would stop, or reverse, population growth). Furthermore, a report by the United Nations [2] predicts the global population rising to, at most, 10.6 billion by 2050 (a worst-case scenario, essentially).

New Energy Movement - technology assessment New Energy Movement has established itself primarily as an educational resource and advisory body seeking to inspire an energy revolution. Amongst our Board members and associates are individuals who have distinguished themselves as teachers, innovators, authors and world renown speakers. Familiar with the vast array of New Energy principles and technologies, we are continuously engaged in the study of these emerging developments. It is the immediate-term goal of New Energy Movement to identify and publicly disseminate the technologies that have proven to be truly unconventional advances in the science of energy generation.

law of attraction Alan Watts and Terence McKenna talk about our need for a sense of unity as our global problems are getting worse and we have become enemies of our planet and each other. Created by The Omega Point Project. The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. "Who Are You Protecting?" Freedom of Speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. These legal rights, guaranteed to United States citizens by the first amendment, are essential to our free democracy. It has allowed for several national revolutions, such as movements for black and female suffrage, to change public opinion and national tradition. Protests have been at the heart of American democracy since its creation, but recent action by the NYPD and other local police departments around the nation have been infringing upon the protestors’ constitutional rights, arresting and brutalizing them with disregard to their grievances. Arrests related to Occupy Wall Street since it began on September 17th have reached 4,400 on November 17th, arresting more protestors in a two month period than the Iraqi government had arrested throughout the country’s uprising in 2009 (Quinnell).

SushiBot Serves Up An Order Of 3,600 Per Hour The SushiBot moulds rice mounds by the thousands so sushi chefs don't have to. Talk about “fast food,” a Japanese company just unveiled its SushiBot at the World Food and Beverage Expo in Tokyo. The countertop-sized robot makes the chef’s job easier by balling rice up into the small elongated mounds upon which fish and other ingredients are placed. At 3,600 mounds of rice per hour, it’ll be all the chef can do to keep up. The rice formations are taken from a large inner bowl with care so that not even a single grain of rice is damaged, according to Takeshi Kawamata, a representative of SushiBot maker Suzumo. Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and Individualism Ayn Rand is America’s most controversial individualist. She was a bold woman who produced brilliant works fusing fiction and philosophy. Her best-selling novels, like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, have sold millions of copies and continue to influence independent thinkers and celebrities the world over, from Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner.

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