Surviving Progress 2011
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Surviving Progress 2011
Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up
Plot: Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards...
Story: Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired SURVIVING PROGRESS, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by "progress traps" - alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world's resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn't an evolutionary dead-end.
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User Votes: 7.2
Countries: Canada,
Genres: Documentary,
MPAA Rating: Surviv
Runtime: 86 minutes
Oscars: None
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