Documentary Worth Watching: Life After People

We assume we are the masters of this planet, but despite all of our great engineering achievements, the world would fairly quickly revert back to its old self if we vanished in an instant. That’s the premise behind Life After People, a documentary that explores how fast mother nature would reclaim the planet. This documentary is worth watching because it is humbling. It helps you realize that even seven billion people wouldn’t have a lasting effect on the planet if we vanished, and as such, we should focus more on our lives, our families, and our friends, rather than trying to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. [Read more...]

Documentary Worth Watching: Sicko

While a bit older, and definitely skewed (I live in Canada and enjoyed the slightly incorrect portrayal of my home country), I am a big fan of the message behind Sicko: everyone should have health care.

If you haven’t watched this 2007 documentary by Michael Moore, it is definitely worth watching. [Read more...]

Documentary Worth Watching: Building Green

While I enjoy the idea of green living, the following documentary talks about extreme ways of living green as well as somewhat reasonable ways (especially if you live in climates like California experiences). I enjoyed the approach of the documentary, as well as the fact that it was a project with multiple facets from start to finish.

If you are interested in green building, or at least have an interest in the technology available, you’ll want to check out this playlist of videos. [Read more...]

Documentary Worth Watching: Future Life On Earth

I have always had a fascination with the future, and what great technologies it would bring to make my life easier. As a child, I held Star Trek as the gold standard in technology, and so watching what people envision in the next few decades thanks to Discovery Channel made me super excited. NextWorld: Future of Life on Earth is one documentary that meets a need I have to merge science fiction and science fact together, and I enjoyed it so much that I actually bought a copy of it, and if you enjoy it, I suggest you do the same.

Buy it on Discovery Channel’s Store

Details: Watch as science fiction of today becomes science fact of the future. Imagine cities under the oceans, bionic suits, space tourism, super-speed trains, cyborg moths, windships, hoverbikes, somatic sensors, virtual reality, people living to 150 years old  these may be just the dreams of today but they will shape the NextWorld. Episodes include: Future Life on Earth, Future Intelligence, Future Cars, Extreme Tomorrow, Future Ships, and Future Flight. NextWorld reveals the science, the inventions and the innovations that seem impossible now, but will be a reality in our lifetimes.

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Documentary Worth Watching: Marathon Challenge

Have you ever felt like you could never run a marathon because it was too hard, long or just impossible due to some “bad genes” passed on from your parents? Well, Nova looks at turning some reasonably fit, regular people into Boston Marathon runners in under a year.

This documentary might inspire you to work towards your own fitness goal, or remind you to stay on track with your New Years resolutions. I hope you’ll all find it interesting. [Read more...]