I started this list, that is not in any special order, because I see lots of interesting videos that I may wish later to reference. I avoid putting this stuff in a URL management system because this is something that I mostly will only watch one time and if I feel its extremely relevant I probably do a local backup. I will also extend the information regarding the videos so to keep tings together as a reference.Note I will may not always add videos at the end of the list, if subject matter is closely related to another already listed
- The Glass Age (/), 2 part infomercial from Corning Incorporated presented by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman about the evolution of glass and it's near future with a focus on the Gorilla Glass (mobile phone glass).
- Overdose: The next financial crisis (2012). An interesting documentary that resumes the economical events since 2001 their impact, the players and consequences even predicting the final collapse of the dollar and with end of the world economy as we know it. Possibly even resulting in the end of the nation state. A bit outdated but very well presented, I noted a bit of an error in regards to the loans to the US auto industry but the idea presented still remains valid. (a more updated article, Welcome To The Nuthouse: How Private Financial Fiat Creates A Public Farce at zerohedge.com (2012-11-13) provides a overview over the lemming like attitude of governance to abjure reality)
- WWIII Is Coming Soon & Here's Why!? A very good summarized introduction about the why of to the status quo and where we are headed. One could say it is a bit propagandistic but how can this type of message be heard and easy propagated in a world where there is no more a free and independent media beyond the cacophony of the WEB that has itself been partially co-opted by political and economic interests.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/hVEYk98xsSQ Israeli AIPAC Lobbyist Calls For False Flag)
- a stunning public admission by Israel/AIPAC Lobbyist Patrick Clawson in 21-09-2012 at a presentation given to the Washington Institute; a war think tank. Patrick Clawson is director of research and head of the Iran Security Initiative at the Institute. A Persian speaker, he is the author or editor of eighteen books and studies on Iran as well as more than 150 articles on the Middle East. Previously, he served at the National Defense University, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among other institutions. The logic behind the rational and the lessons he took form history are psychopathic.
- The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Sagan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the solar system, to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth. Here is Sagan's immortalized words regarding the human position in the vast Cosmos and his vision of human future in space.
- Very cool demo of Gliimpse, a quick preview technique that smoothly transitions between document markup code and its visual rendering. It allows users to regularly check the code they are editing in-place, without leaving the text editor.
- Chris Martenson's presentation at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid (2011), very cool presentation. I agree with most that was said but see it as a very pessimistic approach (that may be intentional). Deals with the exponentially growth problem of economy, population and consumption of resources. Goes well with the also listed podcast "Long Emergency".
- Arithmetic, Population and Energy, a lecture by Dr. Albert A. Bartlett 2002, how media and political leaders fail consecutively to understand and report the problems.
- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOZO7vK7OEo Human Resources)
- A documentary covering social engineering, behaviorism and education. It makes very good points but puts too much emphasis on socialism benefits (making a good distinction from communism and explaining why), it also covers eugenics (but only superficially and negatively). Note that it is not that socialism is bad but it is not a solve all solution as the first part of the documentary makes it seem and applicable in every instance (soviet communism evolved from the evidence that socialism was not practical on an "unprepared society" and in open competition with capitalism).
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucrUFIrElKQ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myq296Rcw9c Part 1)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV0QOGgu90k Part 2) - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ete25C9KUw Part 3)
- Three videos demonstrating how to solve the GCHQ challenge (Cipher Challenge) by Dr Gareth Owen at the School of Engineering, University of Greenwich, England, December 2011. Very cool. (RC4 cipher, ASM, Python, C)
- Leonard Susskind of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics discusses the indestructibility of information and the nature of black holes in a lecture entitled The World As Hologram.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/fVNHX1Hrr6w Adventures in analyzing Stuxnet [27C3])
- Interesting an funny lecture on how Stuxnet was analyzed at MS by Bruce Dang (in somewhat broken English at times). A good article explaining Stuxnet is Stuxnet/Duqu: The Evolution of Drivers.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/HUEvRyemKSg The coming war on general computation [28c3])
- Cory Doctorow lecture on the possible evolution path for the war against the general purpose computer, and the general insanity of creating laws to attempt to reshape reality.
- Video depicting the realization of the Ron Paul Predictions of April 2002, an interesting video and amazingly accurate predictions based on solid common sense, a bit politicized at the end due to the 2012 presidential run, but nevertheless demonstrating a good understanding of the result of USA governmental actions.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/gbL3zRgZUBo Noam Chomsky on US Libertarian Party)
- Noam Chomsky discourse about how political dialog on the USA is nearly impossible by the corruption of terms. Focuses on libertarians in the USA, conservativism (he states to be one, but in the USA the term has a distinct meaning) and discusses superficially Adam Smith's free markets definition.
- NASA presentation of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) aka Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reactions (CABR) or Cold Fusion as a nearly ready new energy paradigm (see http://www.lenr-canr.org/). It seems the same thing that Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) by inventor Andrea Rossi it will be interesting to see how the patenting and distribution of the technology will proceed...
- Update (28/1/2012): Defkalion is a Greek company (not present at Wikipedia), Defkalion: “We have Rossi’s formula” (29 November 2011), Defkalion offers testing of cold fusion reactors (24 January 2012).
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q_AHJQiMxIw History of Iran & USA in 10 min)
- Interesting snapshot of historical events in the USA and Iran relations (with many similarities with Cuba), sadly it fails to properly contextualize the UK/USA historic involvement in the region and only focus on the USA as the sole actor. No mentioning how Israel got its nuclear capability (and regional implications) and fails to fully address the valid concerns of having a nuclear non-democratic theocracy...
- (https://www.youtube.com/embed/xM2Rkqvd5uY Project KARA, tech demo from Quantic Dream )
- A very disturbing and poignant video about a self-aware robot..., made by games studio Quantic Dream to demonstrate the "expressive power" of the The Casting game engine using the PS3's graphics. The video is interesting in several distinct aspects. The morality considerations of the depicted event, they way it emotionally impacts the the observer is extremely well thought of and the quality of the visual display of the engine is also interesting to say the least. Very cool video.
- (https://www.youtube.com/embed/4PKjF7OumYo Molecular Visualizations of DNA)
- Amazing CGI visualization of molecular biology's central dogma. It shows animations of DNA coiling, replication, transcription and translation. Created by Drew Berry of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/jQcUa38KNFo Part 1)
(http://www.youtube.com/embed/EMXu3O4Va2c Part 2)
(https://www.youtube.com/embed/VBlgzN9ZOnA Part 3)
- THE WAR ON BUGS is a study of social and political themes in the classic Paul Verhoeven / Ed Neumeier film Starship Troopers in the light of 2012. Explores the film's relationship with totalitarianism in left and right politics, the war on terror, cultural fascism and military brainwashing. Researched, written, narrated and edited by Rob Ager.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/yPoEszmxQ6U Parking Lot at the Center of Time)
- A creative animation film by James Mathers. Mixing science-fiction speculations with contemporaneous culture.
- (http://www.youtube.com/embed/7-wAzlqzXH0 Ghost Recon Alpha - Official HD Film)
- A live action short movie from the Ghost Recon game series. Interesting on how it shows UAVs, Robotics and cloak technologies in battle.
- A 1970 news information clip about nitinol (Nickel titanium). Lots of promises, but strangely not many practical realizations, nor evolutions, using more recent technologies (like applications for nano-technology, robotics etc). Cool stuff...
- NBC news information about Starlite that withstands a temperature of 10,000 degrees Celsius. It was invented by amateur chemist Maurice Ward (1933-2011). By the time of his death, no commercialization of Starlite was made and the formulation of the material has not been released to the public (not patented), apparently only having revealed the composition of the material to his family. "...subjected it to the force of 75 Hiroshimas, and it survived..."..."'Starlite has a Q-value (an energy absorption rating) of 2,470. The space shuttle tiles have a Q-value of 1.' Not only that, but because Starlite is so lightweight – 1mm thick, compared to 75mm for the space tiles – it's actually '2,470 x 75 times better'."
- Wealth Inequality in America. Nov. 2012 Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. Seems intended to US consumption (due to the need to clarify the meaning of socialism and to create a distance from it), but an intelligent demonstrative of the factual prevailing inequality.
- (http://www.youtube.com/user/TommyEdisonXP Youtube Channel)
- While I normally avoid taking notes regarding particular channels, there are some exceptions I find that Tommy Edison is worth the exception. He is a blind guy that has a youtube channel that alone is worth noting but the series of videos he creates to share with the public the life peculiarities of a blind person and the funny and happy way he goes about it is something that is worth the time to explore, learn from and broaden horizons.