Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Stopped Dreaming

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In an earlier post on Asimov’s “Visions of the Future” I briefly mentioned the apparent gap between technological advancement and science issues we’ve known and speculated about for decades— yet remain still either untouched in reality or merely unsolved.
My mind wandered back to this video.

Why does the gap exist? I believe Neil says it best.

“We stopped dreaming.”

An awe inspiring video to watch as we challenge complacency in regard to economic spending for the advancement of science, while we sit on the cusp of making rapidly developing-yet underutilized technologies work for our futures — both on Earth and in the heavens beyond. If you have an extra moment, checkoutPenny4Nasa‘s site and sign the petition (Twitter: #Penny4Nasa).

Since I’m using embed, I feel compelled to include what was in the content of the original Youtube post:


#Penny4NASA

Sign the petition!
http://penny4nasa.org/Penny4NASA/Home.html

The intention of this project is to stress the importance of advancing the space frontier and is focused on igniting scientific curiosity in the general public.
Facebook cover: (not sure who made this but thank you!)
http://i.imgur.com/yqAGm.png

*FOR THOSE SAYING THE MUSIC IS TOO LOUD* This is the adjusted onehttp://youtu.be/Fl07UfRkPas

I give immense credit to The Sagan Series for providing the inspiration for this video.
http://www.youtube.com/user/damewse?feature=watch

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MUSIC:
Arrival of the Birds and Transformation by The Cinematic Orchestrahttp://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Wing-Flamingos-Soundtrack/dp/B001QI49RK/ref

Credits
When We Left Earth http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/nasa/nasa.html
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart http://www.thedailyshow.com/
HUBBLE 3D http://www.imax.com/hubble/
NASA TV http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
The Amazing Meeting http://www.amazingmeeting.com/TAM2011/
“US Mint” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZzKDLriCow
“New $100 Note” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgaytKcx2NI
Real Time with Bill Maher http://www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher/index.html
Pale Blue Dot – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot
STS-135 Ascent Imagery Highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikzxtwrUZ1o
CSPAN State of the Union Address http://www.c-span.org/
The Sagan Series http://www.facebook.com/thesaganseries
The Asteroid that Flattened Mars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgMXPXdqJn8
University of Buffalo Communications http://www.communication.buffalo.edu/
Mars Curiosity Rover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnlvvuzeIN4
Red Aurora Australis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7QroiDVQw

Thank you to user florentgermain for the French subtitles”

 

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