I’ve watched this over and over this weekend – Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is one of those shows I pull out every few years to ensure my world view is aligned with the wonder of science and the beauty of the known and potential of the unknown in our world. I don’t know who put this video together but it is a wonderful thing – if you look through the comments on youTube you’ll see young and old alike who’ve never heard of Carl Sagan, or Richard Feynman clicking through to their interviews and documentaries on youTube.
This is the real power of the information era we find ourselves in – for the first time in world history anyone can go to the library or if they are lucky enough in the comfort of their own home and load up the internet and get free access to lectures and interviews from some of the greatest minds of our time.
The potential to achieve our best as a species is profound and it’s little things like this video that open that door for us – Thanks to the folks at Symphony of Science for putting this together.
If you’ve never seen Cosmos before check it out on youTube: