A new kind of self-awareness

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores the phenomenon of ‘the Overview Effect’ through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced it, and features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

Earth from spaceIt’s less than twenty minutes long, but I guarantee it will blow your mind — or your money back.

We have to start acting as one species with one destiny — we are not going to survive if we don’t do that.

With thanks to The Superstitious Naked Ape for pointing me to this marvel.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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9 Responses to A new kind of self-awareness

  1. Robert Schick says:

    Thank you for ‘Overview’. One of the most beautiful short films ever and what i’ve called ‘The Most Beautiful Planet In the Universe.’ Thank you.


  2. Eric Alagan says:

    Thank you for sharing the film clip, Overview. I don’t usually use this word but will do so this time – Awesome.


  3. I enjoyed that. I think of reading as the ability to view the world as a whole and to conjecture solutions for its problems.

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