Here comes your daily dose of optimism. Filmmaker Michael Marantz has just released The Future is Ours, a rousing two-minute tribute to the people and companies pushing humanity forward. Full screen, HD, headphones if you've got 'em. Fair warning: this will, at a minimum, give you chills — but don't be surprised if you feel your eyes start to well up. [Via The Sagan Series]
It did make me tear up a bit, but I can't help but wonder who is the 'us' in 'ours'?
I'd like to think I am one of the us, but realistically, I live in a poor backward country which is still reeling from the wars which ravaged it, and most people here, when they think about the future actually think about whether they'll be eating tomorrow or not. Space travel only comes to mind if you've got the basics covered, and most don't.
And even then, most of us are nothing more than eager spectators, because it takes money to get to participate in these changes. So, in a sense, this thing just made me even more glum than I was before.