TZM Bologna @ TEDxBologna

TZM Bologna @ TEDxBologna

Who is accelerating our future?

"The historical analysis of technological progress shows that the evolution of technology follows an exponential process rather than a linear one, as we tend to believe."
-Ray Kurzweil

On Saturday 12th October 2013 the city of Bologna will host it’s first TEDx event entirely dedicated to exponential innovation. The fundamental issue of the event will be: “Who is accelerating our future?”

BASIC INCOME: A new universal right?

BASIC INCOME: A new universal right?

As a brief intro and due to the first responses on the original Spanish post on my blog I want to clarify that I do think the Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a good idea; however, I think that if we emphasize one single approach, I would not choose this one, and what follows is why. Nevertheless the intention here is to start a dialog on the proposals and how we can expand on them.

TZM Italy | 3D Printer stand's official report

TZM Italy | 3D Printer stand's official report

Photo gallery of the event

Analysis

Hello dear friends.

On September 7th and 8th, we held an extremely successful promotional weekend. From every point of view, we were surprised by the number of curious fellow citizens who wanted a closer look at our RepRap, which spawned varied reactions of positive surprise, doubts and criticisms about socioeconomic changes that allow this technology to come to fruition - of course, all under the banner of The Zeitgeist Movement and the technological advantages of a Resource-Based Economy, such as:

TZM Naples | Participation to the "Party Rights"

TZM Naples | Participation to the "Party Rights"

Official facebook Event

Hi guys
We invite you to officially 'FESTIVAL OF RIGHTS', organized by the union of Casoria (near Naples- Italy), who kindly offered us a free space for our exhibition stand where volunteers from the Neapolitan group will show the 3d printer, along with a slide show in order to explain better the concept of Open Source applied to our lives, as a strategy to transition to a resource based economic model (R.B.E.M.).
The event will take place over the weekend, on 7 and 8 September from 10:30 to 21:30. There you will find one or more volunteers who will provide you with all the necessary explanations and will show you the results of our 3d printer.
We are waiting for, a warm greeting.

Vincenzo Barbato, coordinator TZM Naples.

The Boston Bombings and The Media

The Boston Bombings and The Media

We recently shared an image to Facebook in relation to the Boston bombings suspect, whom is currently in hospital, and media influences on criminal investigations. It was expected that this image would generate some very emotionally fuelled comments, there were the “kill him” type comments to be sure, surprisingly they were sparsely represented.

The Insidious MACHINE

The Insidious MACHINE

Last year it was estimated by the United Nations that it would cost approximately 195 billion dollars per year to feed the hungry. Ironically, Forbes published that the top ten richest people of 2012 had accumulated a net worth of over 450 billion dollars between them. The complete list of a record 1,426 billionaires stated their total combined net worth to be 5.4 trillion dollars.

Firearms Deaths Are No Small Matter

Firearms Deaths Are No Small Matter

This image making light of firearms deaths has been floating around Facebook for a while now. What should be immediately striking is the poor use of statistics that have clearly been used in an attempt to forward an agenda. One may suspect that this little piece of propaganda is the work of an N.R.A. (National Rifle Association) member. It would appear to imply that guns in society are the absolute last thing we should be worried about.

A Peaceful Transition

A Peaceful Transition

The Dove of Peace by Lynyce Scarlett
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Educate – Organize – Move the Zeitgeist

Consciousness change and practice to help the movement's impact on our planet

Consciousness change and practice to help the movement's impact on our planet

The mission of the Zeitgeist Movement of spreading awareness about a resource-based economy, I feel - and it has been said by other members - is totally connected with an awakening of consciousness happening on our planet. The line of reasoning and critical thinking that leads to advocating a resource-based economy is a part of, and not separate from, the evolution of nature, the patterns of nature, and our species' consciousness in relation to nature. By nature, I mean the universe and its message to us through science.

Developing a Plan to Move to a Truly Sustainable Future

Developing a Plan to Move to a Truly Sustainable Future

Sustainability is one of the buzzwords of our modern age. Yet there appears to be no consistent agreement as to what is actually meant by this term. To me, the implication has always been that sustainability requires a level of resource consumption which can be maintained over the long-term, with no net drawdown of the resource. This is the complete opposite of the philosophy of growth, which dominates current-day government and corporate thinking. Physical growth of any sort is not sustainable for prolonged periods of time.