IN PROGRESS: SURVIVAL

by Miryam Muller in


http://youtu.be/3DuampumYoc

Inspired by Ronald Wright’s bestselling non-fiction book about society's collapse, Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ documentary Surviving Progress explores the concept of progress in our modern world and more specifically, the idea of “progress traps.” Simply put, these are innovations that seem like smart moves forward but inadvertently cause new problems.

Drawing on historical examples, Roy and Crooks guide us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major progress traps facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption and the environment. Along the way, we hear powerful arguments in interviews with modern luminaries such as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, Stephen Hawking and Ronald Wright himself, as well as activists. From prevalent issues like untenable economic structures, deforestation and political corruption, to the more controversial domains of overpopulation and synthetic biology.

This provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption and the environment.

A chimp at the Cognitive Evolution Group research center in Surviving Progress

View the Surviving Progress HD trailer here.

http://survivingprogress.com