Tesla Woven Into Carl Sagan’s Vision For The Future

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Tesla doesn’t make commercials, but that hasn’t stopped dozens of commercials from popping up all over the web. What’s awesome and inspiring about them is that they are made by the fans. Tesla doesn’t support or endorse any of them, but they just keep bubbling up. The cherry on top is that they just keep getting better.

Tesla videos have been set to impassioned speeches by Nikola Tesla, lit up by armies of fireflies, and now, woven into the futuristic visions cast by futurist Carl Sagan.

The video poses an extremely relevant question, framing up the current state of the earth starting with our earliest roots, crafting a story forward, on into the conquest of space. It argues the case for the evolution not from one species into another but of one species into the possibility, into the future, into the greatness that we are capable of.

The question is posed tenuously as if the author was uncertain of our ability as a species to see beyond itself to the greater good. Not only to other humans but to other species and to the planet as a whole. This is the battle currently being waged with climate change — are humans too greedy to be honest with themselves about proven, scientific fact?

On top of that tension, Tesla is mixed into the fold, as if being held up as an example of one of the mandatory, evolutionary stepping stones along the path out of the pit we have dug. The path out of selfishness into self-realization. The path to our destiny not as individuals but as the human race.

Hat tip to Green Car Reports for the video.

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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in Tesla, Lightning eMotors, Arcimoto, and SolarEdge.

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14 thoughts on “Tesla Woven Into Carl Sagan’s Vision For The Future

  • Nice. Very nice.

    • I always wonder how much and of what Sagan was taking when he did Cosmos. He got almost everything spot-on. Technically. But then the over-the-top drama that has inspired hundreds of millions of people he could only have done stoned-out-of-his-mind. I think his social clique smoked non-stop during the entire production.

      • Not really. As far as we know, he was using marijuana the whole time, but not in particularly large quantities. So stoned, yes, but stoned out of his mind, no. Just lightly mellowed.

  • fossil fuel producers should be tried for crimes against humanity.
    along with gun manufacturers .

    • I am a personal rights advocate. I also think that we should be taking care of the planet. I do not think these two are that easily conflate-able.

      • oil wars?

    • I think I’ll be happy just to watch their business empires crumble, as it dawns on our species that there is a better way. Nobody benefits when we use prisons for vengeance.

    • Don’t forget CEOs and crooked politicians.
      All whom starve or horde, directly or indirectly.
      Justice for Earth holds no accountability.

  • Inspiring speech… with a pretty good video!

    And great to have ya back Kyle! Missed your writing recently.

  • Carl Sagan: he’s got the best words.

    ( LOL, and sorry, to anyone who gets the reference. )

    • I don’t think we will get to next star on a rocket ship.

      • Your words aren’t as good as Carl’s.

        Or even Donald’s, for that matter.

  • Why are you linking to a re-posting of this video instead of the original? Is the re-poster a friend in need of some google ad funds?

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