If you can visualize in your mind a readily foreseeable state of affairs, why would you not change your beliefs and behaviors to adapt, to mitigate harm, and maximize the opportunity for human flourishing, today?
“With, without; and who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?” - Pink Floyd
Timelapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping to make the stars the focal point of each shot, and with manipulation of the contrast to bring out the stars a bit more.
The video plays best if you let it load a bit first.
First sequence star-trails processed using StarStaX:
Music: “Truck out There” by London PM.
Editing by Alex Rivest
Timelapses and images courtesy: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. The Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. One of NASA’s best outreach programs, in my opinion.
A very big thanks to NASA astronaut Don Pettit (@astro_Pettit) for taking most of these images.
Dedicated to those who dream of exploring the solar system, and those who are sharing their experiences while doing it.
Objective measures of subjective experience will fundamentally transform our understanding of what it means to be temporarily human over the coming decade.
“This short documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research that suggests that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, treat depression and speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine. In French with English subtitles.”