Free Will and Mastering your Environment

Free Will and Mastering your Environment

Does the environment create the man, or does the man create his environment?

As many scientific studies show, the environment we grow up in affects the type of person we become--from our genes to our personality to our looks. The foods we eat and our emotional responses to certain events in our lives also shape us. This may seem to thwart the whole “free will” argument, and to a greater or lesser extent it does. Thieves, murderers, rapists, and the like are brought up in an environment where such behaviors can occur.

To Vote? Or Not to Vote?

To Vote? Or Not to Vote?

A Resource Based Economy is inevitable.

One way or another, we will end up in an RBE. Technological unemployment, molecular manufacturing and abundant renewable energy will destroy the labor, material and energy costs of production. The price system will lose all relevance in everyday life. A moneyless society will become more and more intuitive to the general public as the years go by. Our job is simply to lubricate the process to ensure a smooth transition.

Family

Family

The word or idea of "family" is so universal and accepted it would almost seem that any discussion on it would have to be personal. I believe the idea of family, however, is quite a bit more complicated (or at least should be) than what it may seem.

Family is essentially just the blood connection between people, so it is basically the sharing of genetic material. Why is it then that we have such a large emotional connection to family? (Or at least the majority of people have or are expected to.)

YOU are The Zeitgeist Movement

YOU are The Zeitgeist Movement

What is The Zeitgest Movement?

If you are interested in helping, well then YOU are The Zeitgeist Movement. If you feel a strong identification with the proposals presented in our materials and you would love to see this shift happening, this is our best answer.

Out-and-out liars or Outliers?

Out-and-out liars or Outliers?

Often heard in our modern tale of triumph, like Perseus slaying Medusa, is the glossy version of a business person who has beat all odds to become the most successful, most imitated, and ultimately, the most wealthy in their field. Heavy books are written about them—can you go into a bookstore without having Steve Jobs stare you down? The almighty business heroes comprise the bulk of our mythos that feed the global capitalist imagination. Warren Buffet. Oprah. Bill Gates. They don’t even need a full sentence because you already know their stories.

The Zeitgeist Movement and the Intelligence Explosion

The Zeitgeist Movement and the Intelligence Explosion

To me, the Zeitgeist Movement is about promoting low entropy, rationality, cooperation, freedom, equality, sustainability, unity and about decreasing existential risks for humanity - and ultimately about implementing a new socioeconomic system based on those virtues, and thus based on what is reasonable from a technological and ecological - not a monetary - point of view.

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

'The First Christmas' campaign is a global project for The Zeitgeist Movement in an attempt to hijack the consumption festival known as ‘Christmas’ via Facebook, and turn it into what it has so far only claimed to be about: Giving to those less fortunate than you.

My Proposal for an RBE Game

My Proposal for an RBE Game

I've been working for a while on this concept in my head.

After searching for other such proposals on the web for me to join in and share ideas, and being disappointed by what I found, I decided to start working on my own proposal from scratch.

Waiting for the Mushroom Cloud

Waiting for the Mushroom Cloud

As an activist doing outreach with the Zeitgeist Movement, I often come across those individuals who believe that the human race is simply incorrigible. The message gets communicated in such responses as, “I’m just waiting for the mushroom cloud,” or “All humans are psychotic,” or “Humans are a virus that needs to be eradicated.” These are actual statements that have been told to me, as if they are the cold hard truth that I must come 'round to submitting to.

10.000 Faces For Peace

10.000 Faces For Peace

Show your face for peace and war will lose its face.

It’s time to stand up and show face, for an end of this disastrous spectacle of power and money in the world, at the cost of people and for peace on earth for everybody.